Contemporary painting of blueberries on a bush “How Sweet They Are”

contemporary painting of blueberries on a bush by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “How Sweet They Are,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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


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A month ago I had a tour of a friend’s garden and was awed at the transformation of her back yard into a peaceful oasis, complete with beautiful flowers, a pond and fish, blueberries and tomatoes.  It is obviously a labor of love.  These blueberries are from one of the photos I took.

Collectors send photo of their new art

photo of artwork in situ

© Al & Linda Brown

Linda Brown sent me a photo of their new painting hanging in their dining room. Once again I am honored that they have added one of my paintings to their wonderful art collection.  Linda says, “It’s like you painted it while standing in our home it fits so well.”

High praise!  Thank you Linda and Al!

Contemporary painting of a chicken “Big Blue”

contemporary painting of a chicken by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Big Blue,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

It is amazing how many paintings one can get from one site visit!  This is the fourth painting from the Boston Mill/Thompson Mill park I visited in late June of this year.  Although several of the landscapes were started on site, not surprisingly these chickens moved too quickly for me to paint them. I took some photographs and worked from those.

I was sitting on a low stool and this chicken came right up to me.  Even though I could have reached down and touch it I didn’t want to alarm the bird and have it turn on me!

Contemporary landscape painting with a flour mill and pond, “Mill Pond”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Mill Pond,” acrylic, 30″ x 30″ x 1.5″

“Mill Pond”
by Carolee Clark
30″ x 30″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$1575 (plus $78 shipping and handling within US)


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I did a small painting of this a few weeks ago (Thompson Mill Pond) and liked it so much I wanted to paint it larger.

Contemporary landscape painting “Peoria Road”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Peoria Road,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

This painting was started on the site of Rohner’s Warehouse on Peoria Road. It is the second painting that I have posted from this site.  This is the view of their neighbors looking north.

I still have to paint their dog :)

Contemporary dog portrait painting, “Lovely Lucy”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Lovely Lucy,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

This is a lovely little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who loves everyone.  She has amazingly dark and sincere eyes which I tried to capture.

I always start with a sketch to familiarize myself with the subject and it is a good thing I did.  I elongated her face a bit too much.  The sketched pup still looked sweet but she wouldn’t have recognized her reflection.  Not sure that she would once the painting was completed either, come to think of it.

The photo reference was generously given to me by Deborah Peterson.  Thanks Deb!

& copy; Carolee Clark, sketch for "Lovely Lucy"

& copy; Carolee Clark, sketch for “Lovely Lucy”

Contemporary building painting “The Seed Warehouse”

contemporary building painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “The Seed Warehouse,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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


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This painting was started on the site of Rohner’s Warehouse on Peoria Road.  It is a very scenic spot right on the Willamette River.  I started two paintings there, did a number of sketches and even took photos of their dog!  There will be more paintings to come.