Bright. Vivid. Vibrant.: Carolee Clark – GT News Article

On Tuesday, Sarah Paynes and Amanda Cowan from The Gazette Times in Corvallis Oregon came over to the studio to talk with me about my art and the Philomath Open Studios Tour of which I am a part. They kindly ignored the mess of my studio and encouraged me to talk about my work. Sarah wrote a very nice article and Amanda used only the best photographs of the many, many she took. Thank you Sarah and Amanda for making me look good!

Bright. Vivid. Vibrant.: Carolee Clark at the Philomath Open Studios Tour : the entertainer.

Contemporary bird painting “Be Yourself”

contemporary bird painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Be Yourself,” acrylic, 12″ x 24″ x 3/4″

“Be Yourself”
by Carolee Clark
12″ x 24″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$350 (plus $20 shipping and handling within the US)


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I did a painting a week or so ago of three birds (budgies) called “Harmonizing” and really liked it so I wanted to do it a little larger.  Susan and Charley gifted me a 12″ x 24″ canvas which I thought would be perfect for a line of birds.

The name “Be Yourself” is a reflection of the one bird facing away.  He is acting a little different and looks a little different from everyone else.  I happen to think this is a good thing.

Contemporary Cocker Spaniel dog portrait painting, “Bed Head Dude”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Bed Head Dude,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Bed Head Dude”  (on hold)
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

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This cocker spaniel had sweet curls on his head which gave him the look of having just woken up.

Contemporary landscape painting “Chilcoot Creek”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Chilcoot Creek,” acrylic, 24″ x 24″ x 1.5″

Chilcoot Creek
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$995 (plus $60 shipping and handling within US)


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The artists of the Philomath Open Studios Tour went on the Pre Tour last night.  We toured half of the studios to see what they are like and what new work is being presented.  It was so much fun!  The work is superb and the sites and drive were fun.  We will do the other studios in a Pre Tour tomorrow night as we couldn’t do it all in one day.

Contemporary painting of birds “Harmonizing” and Open Studio event

contemporary painting of birds by Carolee Clark

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

Harmonizing
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$125 (shipping and handling included within US)


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Come and see this painting in person!
In one week!  Please visit me during the Philomath Open Studios October 25 & 26 and November 1 & 2, 2014 (12:00 – 5:00).  Download a map here or pick one up at my studio.

It really is fun to see everyone’s studio and work in person.  Meet the artists and pick up some original artwork.

Contemporary urban scene painting “Bantry House”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Bantry House,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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


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It has been several months since I have done a painting using Google Maps.  This painting is a submission for the Virtual Paint Out blog. The area of concentration this month is Country Kerry, Ireland.  Here is the Google street view link.

Contemporary painting of a llama “Spitting Image”

contemporary painting of a llama by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Spitting Image,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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


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I used an adorable photo of a llama for this painting (thank you for your permission to paint from your wonderful photos!).