Contemporary floral painting of tulips “Welcome Back”

contemporary floral painting of tulips by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Welcome Back,” acrylic, 36″ x 48″ x 1.5″

“Welcome Back”
by Carolee Clark
36″ x 48″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$2900 (plus $190 shipping and handling within the US)


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Contemporary floral flower painting “Among Friends”

contemporary floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Among Friends,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

I started sketching these flowers and came up with a decent composition.  First I started painting big white blossoms but it never wowed me.  I kept painting from the sketch and photo the first day, but when I came back to it the next day I put those away and concentrated on what was happening on the canvas.   Next I plan on doing a large canvas full of flowers!

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

Contemporary dog portrait painting “Plays Well With Others”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Plays Well With Others,” acrylic, 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″

“Plays Well With Others”
by Carolee Clark
12″ x 12″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$250 (plus $15 shipping and handling within US)


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© Carolee Clark "Plays Well With Others Sketch" ink, 4" x 4"

© Carolee Clark “Plays Well With Others Sketch” ink

Contemporary boat painting “Off Season”

contemporary boat painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Off Season,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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


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This painting is a submission for the Virtual Paint Out blog. The area of concentration this month is Greenland. Here is the Google street view link.

Contemporary landscape painting “Field Guardian”

contemporary landscape painting with trees by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Field Guardian,” acrylic, 22″ x 28″ x 1.5″

“Field Guardian”
by Carolee Clark
22″ x 28″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$1075 (plus $65 shipping and handling within US)


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Contemporary landscape painting “Ryals Lane”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Ryals Lane,” acrylic, 18″ x 24″ x 1.5″

“Ryals Lane”
by Carolee Clark
18″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$750 (plus $45 shipping and handling within US)


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I gave a talk to a high school art class the other day on being a professional artist.  I hope the students enjoyed it as I know that I did.

One of the things that I said was that as we continue to paint, our style cannot help but change and that I’m not even sure that I could paint how I did a few years ago.  I first painted this painting in 2008 and no longer have the photo of it back then.  Then I worked on it again about four years later and finally again this weekend.

Below is the photo of how it looked before I worked on it over the last couple of days.  I feel the new version is less jarring, more peaceful.  The golden hill really came forward and the texture in the bushes and some of the land demanded a lot of attention as did the black areas.

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

Contemporary dog portrait commission “Lilly”

contemporary dog portrait commission by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Lilly,” acrylic, 14″ x 14″ x 1.5″

“Lilly” sold_dot sold
by Carolee Clark
14″ x 14″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I wanted to paint this beautiful sheltie and her sister the moment I saw them.  Absolutely gorgeous dogs.

Other News:
Commissions
Some people have asked whether I do commissions and I am officially saying yes now.  You can see more on my commissions page.

Instagram
I have started Instagram!  You can see some behind the scenes photos of my studio and works in progress.  My user name is caroleeclark.  Take a look on this blog’s right side under “Instagram.”

Newsletter
I just sent my newsletter showing the ugly stages of a painting.  One of the reasons I don’t like painting in public is that my paintings will go through all sorts of really ugly stages and I hate for people to see this, but I have been asked ….

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