Sunday, 10 April 2011

EARLY SPRING AT THE COPSE
(Gettysburg Battlefield)
Original Plein Air Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Early Spring at the Copse'
Oil   6 x 12
Plein Air

The Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters had a great day to paint
last Thursday at the 'Copse of Trees' on the Gettysburg Battlefield. 
It was an overcast day,with the sun trying to break through,
providing some weak sunlight. I chose to paint the back view of the
Copse because I thought the stones in the foreground added
to the composition of the piece.

This particular area on the Gettysburg Battlefield is located
 near the 'Angle', which some historians have argued was
where the turning point of the war took place, and that this area
represented the Confederacy's last major offensive
operation in the Eastern Theater.

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2 comments:

Susan Gray said...

It's good to see this finished - and nice job on the numerous trees!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

It was actually nice that the skies were overcast, because it gave me more time to work and I was able to do it entirely on site.
I am not sure I would ever take on so many trees for a plein air painting again!