Friday, 24 June 2011

FIELDS OF TRANQUILITY
Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Fields of Tranquility'
Oil on Archival Panel
12 x 16

This is a painting I would call mostly plein air and part
'plein air-conditioned'.  I went back to Gettysburg the other
day to paint again in the area around Plum Run and the Trostle
Farm and got much of this painting blocked in when some
not so 'tranquil' clouds started to move in.  I decided to
pack up my gear while the weather was still friendly, and
headed home to my studio and finished the painting while
 the visuals of the area were still very prominent in my
mind and the paint was still wet. 

As with all areas of the Gettysburg Battlefield, the reality of
today is so dramatically different from those early
days in July 1863.  It is such a peaceful, almost reverent
place now, and my hope is that this painting honors
 those who perished here.


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2 comments:

Julie Riker said...

This is a gorgeous painting Claire!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Julie. Going back there to paint again this coming week!