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.

Contemporary dog portrait painting “Sunny”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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


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This is a friend’s constant companion.  “Sunny” is a quiet and sweet dog.  She was a shelter dog and the guess to her parentage is springer spaniel/border collie.  I absolutely adore the patterning on her nose and asked to take her photo about a month ago.

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

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!