Friday, 29 July 2011

ALONG THE MONACACY RIVER
Original Plein Air
Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Along the Monocacy River'
Oil on Linen Panel
12 x 9

Yesterday I was on the Monacacy Battlefield in Frederick, MD
painting with fellow artists Deborah Lovelace Richards
and Peter Plant.  The three of us are going to have an exhibit of
our work at the Delaplaine Art Center in Frederick this November
that will consist of plein air paintings we have done
of Civil War Battlefields - "Hallowed Ground - En Plein Air". 
It was a fun day - not nearly as hot as was anticipated,
and there was shade and an occasional breeze along
the water which made for some pleasant painting.

I just took my painting out of my pochade box tonight and decided
that I am going to leave it alone for now.  My view was of
a tributary feeding into the Monocacy, and the sunlight was
shining down through the trees and illuminating that little
rise in the middle of the water.  If I do anything, I may paint a
few more highlights on the bright tree on the left.


What do you think?

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2 comments:

Julie Riker said...

Claire, it's beautiful and I would leave it alone. Adding highlights to the tree might take away from the glistening water.
I know this will be a spectacular show!

Cecelia said...

I think it is perfect-sparkling, dreamy and mystical.