Sunday, 22 September 2013

'Windy Day at Fort Hill'
Cape Cod, MA
An Original Plein Air
Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Windy Day at Fort Hill'
(Cape Cod, MA)
© Claire Beadon Carnell
Plein Air
12 x 16

I am posting this painting I did while at Cape Cod
because although it was breezy, it was also
a very, very hot day.  In addition to capturing the
breeze, I also tried to paint the 'heat'.

Finally, after a week of being home from Cape Cod,
I was able to unload my paintings!  This particular 
painting was painted on Sept. 11, on a very windy day.
I hadn't planned to go to Fort Hill to paint, but 
stopped there so my husband could see what a 
beautiful place it was.  Of course when I saw the
way the wind was blowing the trees and the goldenrod
in the foreground, my muse started to call...
While we were there (at about the time the first airplane
 hit the WTC twelve years ago on the same day) 
an older gentleman (a fireman) dressed in full kilt 
walked up to the peak of the hill, and started playing a 
tribute to the victims of 9/11 on his bagpipes.  When
he played 'Amazing Grace', there wasn't a dry
eye to be was profound.
We will never forget.

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Claire Beadon Carnell
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Friday, 6 September 2013


Here is my painting for the DPP Aug./Sept. 2013 Challenge. I painted this Sunset to follow the theme. It shows an abstract version of a HOT EVENING SUNSET. I used acrylics and new mediums, so it is an experimental mixed media piece. Take a look....
Title: Sunset
Medium: Experimental Mixed Media
Size: 16" x 22"
Artist: Sue Marrazzo, ISAP