Monday, 8 October 2012

INTO THE DEEP
An Original Plein Air
Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Into the Deep'
Oil Plein Air
Fuller Lake
Pine Grove Furnace State Park, PA
10 x 8

I love Fuller Lake, and all of the little pockets of beauty
you can find if you just take the time to look.  This spot is
at one end of the lake, and always holds surprises - especially
in Autumn when the colors of the leaves start to change.
 
The lake itself is very deep (125 feet), and as we discovered while
we were painting, it is also a place enjoyed by scuba divers.
As I was standing on the shore opposite this scene, I heard
some bubbling noises and looked into the water.  About five
feet below the water's surface, two scuba divers were exploring
all the under-water treasures.  The things you see while
painting outdoors - no wonder I like it so much!

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2 comments:

Dianne Lorden said...

This is stunning, Claire. The values and depth are just wonderful.

Julie Riker said...

Beautiful! It is so neat to see everyone's interpretations of the lake that day.