Monday, 30 June 2014

Forest Light by Julie Riker

Painted today with Beth and Jim near Gettysburg.
 I was happy to find this nice shady spot.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Shady Spot On The Porch by Julie Riker

6x8 oil

At the Moorestead Farm I decided to focus on the front porch. I was interested in the contrast of the cool shadow light on the porch vs. the warm outside light filtering in.  I liked the strong design created by the structure and the sunlight hitting the flag and swing.  It seemed like an ideal spot to hang out with a glass of lemonade.

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014


oil/stretched canvas

Yesterday was a near perfect day for plein air painting-tolerable temperature, sunshine with some clouds, historical structures, nestled in a picturesque location and several fellow artists. We all had different things to paint or different views, as with the spring house renderings on this blog. We will visit this farm in the Lisburn area again in the fall.

"Spring-House", Pastel, Tatiana Myers.

"Spring House", Pastel,
sanded paper, 8 x 10"

Yesterday we got to paint on beautiful old farm somewhere in the middle of nowhere...
I want to tell Thank You to Cecelia Layden for such a wonderful treat. I love it there.
Even I was planning to paint on Wednesday, my husband convinced me to go on Tuesday,
I have another planes, but worked around it..It was great we made it there, because
next day paint out was canceled due to the weather issues.
Work I did there might go down to history as "last painting of Wallis Belgium Mist" I ever did.
This wonderful paper is still out of stock everywhere due to production issues.
Here is some glance of my painting process... enjoy!

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"GARDEN OASIS" Original Pastel Painting by Clare Klaum

This was my quick draw painting from the Plein Air Camp Hill Festival in May 2014.  Two hours was not enough time for me to put in the detail that I wanted.  I finally had the time to go back and add more detail to this painting.  I loved this beautiful garden spot and wanted to do it justice.

Monday, 23 June 2014

"Summer Begins" by Larry Lerew

"Summer Begins" by Larry Lerew 
Acrylic on Canvas, 15" x 40" 
en Plein Air from our garden, Coreopsis
Art Log #140613

Had a most powerful inspiration to paint today but didn't want to travel so I headed outside with my sketchbook and realized what a wonderful blast of color was happening in our flower bed. I went back in and gathered a few things and began a four hour painting that had my full undivided attention. I painted my feelings of what I was seeing standing free at my easel and letting the paint flow through my brush. I love when my painting process consumes me.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Gettysburg event, Day 3.

"At The Plum Run"
8x10" Pastel.

Second day of Paint Out in Gettysburg turned to be total Wash Out.
I was going to participate in Quick Draw event, but it was just no way to work
with my pastels at downpour we got there...
So I was hoping to catch up on my painting on Friday...

 ...and this is how lovely our Friday drive was!...
Not much expectations. I was getting ready to paint IN my car,
if it what I have to do this day...

 When we arrived to the park, it was no more rain AND plenty of people.
Even several media guys wandering around,
taking pictures and recording us painting.

 Colors were outstanding out there... I totally enjoyed myself,
but would be even more happy, if it would be just not that hot!..
But we made it works somehow. At list it was no more rain.

 Myself and several more painters worked at Plum Run this afternoon
and everybody did beautiful job. It was hard not to get inspired!

 I finished my painting and framing right on place to the frame I had ready for yesterday's
Quick Draw event. On a way home I dropped both my paintings
to the Gettysburg College Alumni House, where they will be a part
of Plein Air exhibition.
Many paintings what are displayed there were painting during this event.

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The weather was "iffy", but the rain held off for the entire afternoon this past Sunday. It was a very delightful three and a half hours of painting in the Governor and Susan Corbett's lovely garden in Harrisburg. A few from our group, plus other artists, musicians and entertainers were there. Lots of friendly people, including the Govenor, his wife, Susan, and some old friends stopped by and chatted. I learned from Mrs. Corbett that I was painting her favorite viewof the garden with the River and distant hills behind. Govenor Corbett shared with me that he loved his residence, but the traffic noise on Front Street can sometimes be a problem. Around 4 o'clock, someone came around to warn us of approaching rain showers. It was time to go.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Congratulations to Larry Lerew on his First Place Quick Draw win at the Gettysburg Festival!

'View from the Eternal Light Peace Memorial'
Paintings of the Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Festival Plein Air Event 2014
Original Plein Air Oil Paintings
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'View from the Eternal Light Peace Memorial'
© Claire Beadon Carnell
Oil   Plein Air
8 x 10

The weather has not been very co-operative for the
Gettysburg Festival Plein Air Event 2014.  It's been
 grey and dreary, with some spots of rain.
I started out the event painting with my back to the
Eternal Light Peace Memorial because I love the
view of the fields.  A tiny little chipmunk kept me
company while I painted!
These paintings will be on display at the Alumni House
at Gettysburg College until Monday, June 16, 2014,
and then they will be on display at the
Adams County Council of the Arts until the end of June.

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please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.

Claire Beadon Carnell
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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Gettysburg Event, Day 1.

 First Day at Gettysburg Fest. Weather is questionable, but we made it with
almost no rain.Today I was painting at "Devil's Dan".
My subject was rock formations with the back-drop of green forest.
I like what I ended up with and even had time to frame my work this evening.
Tomorrow - quick draw event. All we asking about:
"Please no rain!" We have significant storms every night, it is enough.
But who can tell anything for sure about the weather?...
Tomorrow is another day and we will see what it brings.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

"SUSAN'S ROSES" An Original Pastel Painting by Clare Klaum

This past Sunday I had the privilege of being one of 15 artists to paint at the Governor's Mansion for their "Arts in the Garden".  It was a beautiful sunny day and the rain held off until just when it was ending. The rose gardens were spectacular and the entire grounds were gorgeous with sculptures and rose covered columns.  Susan Corbett came by and we chatted for a few minutes. I thanked her for inviting us and she thanked me for sharing my talents.  All in all is was a wonderful day!

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Tuesday, 3 June 2014


oil/stretched canvas
I spent two and a half days drawing and painting my container garden in the corner of our patio. It's so convienent painting in your back yard-can spend a lot of time without setting up and taking down. The first day I drew the composition. The second day, I got up early, 7:30 AM and waited for the sun to peek around the corner of the house. Then came the race to catch the sunlight before the trees got in the way. Luckily, the weather remained the same the next day and I was able to catch similar light conditions.

Tatiana Myers Pastel Classes @ Mechanicsburg Art Center. Plein Air and Studio.

 From simple value sketch to multi-layers complex finished landscape painting...
This will be main idea of 3-days landscape class I'm giving this week
at Mechanicsburg Art Center and Galleries...
There will be more to it. Students will learn and try out different pastel surfaces,
approach to dry and wet pastel applications, various tools and techniques.
making of own panels and even framing of finished art work.

In July and August it will be another chance to join my pastel group
"Pastel landscape Inside and Out"
concentrating on fusion of both - Plein Air and studio techniques.
(Weather permitted)

For more information please contact Art Center.
You still have time to sign for either (or both!) classes.

Monday, 2 June 2014

"POETIC POPPIES" An Original Pastel Painting by Clare Klaum

I started this painting two years ago at Cecelia's neighbour's house.  Poppies last only for a brief time and I was unable to get back last year.  Cecelia let us know when they were in bloom last week.  On Wednesday last week the weather was iffy in the morning but mid afternoon it was favourable.  I got there around 2:30 and was only able to stay for a short time and was not able to finish.  I took a few photos and finished in my studio.  Even though this painting is about 50/50 plein air and studio, I still wanted to post it.  I appreciate Cecelia's neighbour and her willingness to share her beautiful garden with artists. 

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