Friday, 9 September 2011

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

'Garden Lilies'
Oil on Canvas Panel
 6 x 8

Day 89

Here is my submission for the first DPP Challenge! 

The scent of the lilies is the reason I plant them in my
garden - even more than their beauty.  I have planted
lilies of many types and colors, but am always
disappointed that they seem to revert back to
their native color.  This deep red-orange asian
lily is one of the few that has kept its original color
from year to year. Now if I could just figure
out how to make sure the other lilies would do the same...

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Mary Beth Brath said...

Great shape of the petals and the use of orange.

Linda Young said...

When you did your challenge, did you have difficulty with any certain part of it? I did; the petal coming out toward the viewer for me was the most difficult. Tha little kink and twist of the petal was a challenge all it's own. I like the depth and softness you have obtained in your painting.

Dianne Lorden said...

Claire, it's beautiful. The lily really jumps forward! I'm looking forward to starting my drawing; not decided yet what to use to make it. Dianne

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, everyone.

Mary Beth - this is a very dark reddish-orange lily, and my painting is a a bit more red than how it is showing up here.

Linda - I did think that foremost petal on the lily was the most challenging. My biggest problem is that I had such a great start going, then I got pulled away for a few days because of water issues. When I got back to it, I felt as though I has lost that initial burst of creative energy, and it took a while to get it back.

Dianne - I am really looking forward to your entry!

Debra Kreiger said...

Claire Your at #89 already! Wonderful work! I love your reds, and your greens are wonderful!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Deb! (Just posted #90 yesterday)