Tuesday, 31 July 2012

An Original Plein Air
Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Susquehanna Blues'
Plein Air
6 x 8

I never thought this painting was going to happen today.  It
was my first time to paint in Marysville along the
Susquehanna River, and I had the directions written down
to help me find my way.  Unfortunately, the directions did
not include the fact that a critical road was blocked due to
construction (and my GPS decided not to work).
 Miraculously, after back-tracking and
making a few u-turns, I was able to find the painting spot!

Because I had an appointment at 11:30, and
 didn't get to start  painting until 10:00, that meant I had
only a little over an hour to paint and clean up and head
back down the road.  I think that worked to my advantage
with this little painting - I didn't have time to 'fuss', and I
am actually happy with the results.

Here are some of the other painters at work - everyone
was working intensely on their paintings.

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Larry Lerew said...

This was a beautiful moment how so many artists kept totally silent and respectful of each others thoughts while we focused and studied nature. Sometimes we really need to hear the sound of silence.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I agree with you, Larry - it was a wonderful painting moment.

Susan B. Landis said...

Lovely little painting...sometimes an hour is all one needs!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Susan. I hope you'll post your painting - it sure looked good when I saw it on my way out!