Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Plein Air Event
Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

DAY SIX - JUNE 15, 2011
Gettysburg Fringe Festival Plein Air Event

Today I painted at Plum Run, which runs right through the
center of the Gettysburg Battlefield.  This tiny stream, also
known as 'Bloody Run', once ran red with the blood of 
Union and Confederate soldiers. The mountain in the background
is Big Round Top, and Little Round Top (not seen here)
is directly to the left. 

It was another beautiful day to paint, and we had lots of
passersby  - all either walking, running, bicycling, riding horseback
and even a group riding segweys.   Here's my painting from today:

Peaceful Day at Plum Run
Oil  6 x 12
As we were walking around trying to settle on where we would
paint, we came across this great vista.  I was really attracted to the
diagonals of the rolling fields, that great old oak tree, and the
wildflowers in the foreground - quite a different place
from what it was those three days in July almost 150 years ago.

Linda Young and I had quite an enjoyable day painting
side by side - it is always so much fun to see the different
interpretations when artists paint the same subject! 
That's my gear behind Linda's.

These paintings, and the paintings of all of the other plein
air artists participating in this event will be on exhibit at the

 Historic Train Station
Gettysburg, PA 
1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M
Sunday, June 19th, 2011

If you would like to see more of my work,
please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.

Claire Beadon Carnell
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