Saturday, 20 November 2010

Plein Air
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Bare Tree in the Garden'
Plein Air
Oil on linen    12 x 9

This week the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters
had the wonderful opportunity of painting in the gardens
of the Pennsylvania Governor's residence.  The buildings
within the compound are beautiful, but my eye was drawn
to this scene of a bare tree standing starkly against a
backdrop of colorful fall foliage.

Although the day was raw and  cold, we were warmly
greeted by Tammy and other staff at the residence,
and were even invited to come inside to warm up with
some hot tea and freshly baked cookies.  Now that's
what I call some plein air roughin' it  :)

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Pat Koscienski said...

Beautiful, Claire. I can see why you were drawn to this scene...that tree has real character. And, against those fall colors, it is the star of the painting.

Cecelia Lyden said...

Such a serene, warm painting--as always a beautiful composition, both of shapes and colors.

Julie Riker said...

This is lovely Claire. You really paint the best them lots of character of their own.

Mary Beth Brath said...

Beautiful painting. The entire visit was wonderful.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you all so much for your comments. I am reaching the end of my 'yellow tree' period...
Mary Beth, I really enjoyed the commute there and back home with Deb, Sue and you - nothing like the laughter of friends! Thanks Deb for driving us there.