Contemporary dog portrait painting, “Ruby”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Ruby,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Ruby”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This is a painting of “Ruby” a Boykin Spaniel.   I used a photograph of Lloyd and Kelly Forehand as reference for this painting.  Thank you for sharing such a great photo!

This sweet dog had a sesame seed on her nose in the photo that I used.  How adorable is that?  I can just imagine Ruby sharing a bagel with a friend and that puts a smile on my face!

Contemporary landscape painting “Salt in the Air”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Salt in the Air,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Salt in the Air”
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$125 (shipping included within US)


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This painting is a study for a larger one that I am doing.  The form factor is going to be different so I did a sketch for the study, the small painting and another sketch for the large one.  I’m painting the large one right now.

Below are the sketches for both paintings.  You might notice that I don’t adhere to my original sketch but make changes as I move through the painting process.  Painting the small one helps me to come to some decisions before I do a larger one and hopefully waste less paint!

© Carolee Clark, sketches for "Salt in the Air"

© Carolee Clark, sketches for “Salt in the Air”

Floral painting of a sunflower “Simply Put”

contemporary floral painting of a sunflower by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Simply Put,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Simply Put”
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This painting was started on location at Peoria Farmer’s Market.  I spent a wonderful morning in a field of sunflowers painting with a friend.

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You’ll notice there is no Paypal button on this.  I couldn’t get a good photographic representation so I if it is to be sold, it will have to be in person.  Perhaps during the Philomath Open Studios someone will enjoy it.

Large contemporary painting of birch trees “Birch Banter Echo” completes diptych

contemporary birch tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Birch Banter Echo,” acrylic, 36″ x 36″ x 1.5″

“Birch Banter Echo”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
36″ x 36″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I loved the first “Birch Banter” painting that I did and was very excited to do a sister painting to expand the experience.  If you are planning to do a diptych I would suggest doing it all at once rather than one at a time, but sometimes one doesn’t know that the urge will be there to do another one.

Here they are together.  I’m hoping to sell them as a set but they do work as well separately.

diptych painting of birch trees by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Birch Banter” and “Birch Banter Echo”, acrylic, 36″ x 72″ of painted canvas

Contemporary dog portrait painting “Skipper”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Skipper,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Skipper”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

He may be little but he has a big heart and personality!  It’s funny how some very small dogs don’t know how small they are.  This little guy isn’t lacking confidence.

Thanks to Deborah Peterson for the photo reference of her little Chihuahua.

Contemporary landscape painting “Burch Farm”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Burch Farm,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Burch Farm”
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$125 (shipping included within US)


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This was started on location near Airlie Road outside of Corvallis.  It is over the hill from Burch Farm.

Contemporary figure painting of woman on bicycle with a dog “Drafting”

contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bicycle with a dog

© Carolee Clark, “Drafting,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Drafting”
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$125 (shipping included within US)


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Drafting is a technique that cyclists use to lessen the effects of the wind.  If one rides directly behind or behind and slightly to the side, one can save a lot of energy.  I figure that this dog is doing it instinctively.