Tuesday, 19 July 2011

by Claire Beadon Carnell
100 Paintings in 100 Days Challenge
'Inspirations from a Back Yard'

'Lazy Daisy Days of Summer'
Oil on Panel
8 x 6

Day 78

Even though the temperatures here in South Central PA
are in the mid-nineties today, I decided to do a
plein air of some of my flowers...from under the shade
of my back porch.  Not only did it keep me out from the
intense heat of the blaring sun, but I was only about
ten steps away from my kitchen where air-conditioning,
and ice and water were easily accessed - a
definite plus in this heat!

My mother and her mother were both avid gardeners, and
I'd have to say that I inherited that gardening gene.  There isn't a flower
out in my yard that I don't admire and appreciate - from the
roses and lilies, to the simple clover in the grass.  Daisies have
always been appealing to me because of their fresh, clean
look - they always brighten up the flower beds!

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Claire Beadon Carnell
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Sunny said...

Just love this daisy painting, Claire! It is almost like they are reaching up to kiss you :)

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thnak you!

Linda Young said...

Inviting and fresh.
I wish my daisies would look this good; mine are struggling this year. This is a very lovely painting, Claire.

Pat Koscienski said...

Two of my favorite flowers, Claire. Beautifully painted.