Category Archives: Drawings

Sketching time – Florence, Oregon

sketch of boats in Florence, Oregon by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, ink, 4″ x 4″

Sketch of Boats in Florence, Oregon

While I am out of town, I try and sketch a little. Here are a couple of the drawings I was able to get done today.  Might try and do a painting of the boats. It was so interesting seeing all of the fishing boats on the Siuslaw River as I came into town yesterday.  It was a downpour and they were all out there in their rain gear, so many boats it looked like a waterway traffic jam.  They are fishing mostly for salmon and some trout.

sketch of the bridge in Florence, Oregon by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, ink, 5″ x 6″

This drawing was done from a coffee shop in the old section of town.

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Daily Painting, “Davis Family Farm,” contemporary landscape painting

contemporary landscape painting with building by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Davis Family Farm,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Davis Family Farm”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

My friend and I went out to the Davis Family Farm where the owner kindly allowed us to paint and draw.  I started this painting which I finished in the studio.  They had absolutely gorgeous flower baskets and tons of fresh berries.

Below is my sketch for the painting. 

© Carolee Clark

Daily Painting, “All Played Out,” contemporary abstracted dog painting

contemporary abstract dog painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, "All Played Out," 10" x 10", acrylic

“All Played Out”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

The other day I asked if anyone had some high quality photos that I could use as references for my animal paintings.  I was absolutely thrilled when Katie Johnson generously came through for me with many wonderful photographs from which I could choose.  Check out her blog (click here) to see if you can find this gorgeous little boxer.  Here is another of her blogs.

© Carolee Clark

Sketch for its own sake

© Carolee Clark, "Sketch," 3" x 8.5", ink

I’ve take a few days off from painting but I’m still sketching.  It is a joy to sketch for its own sake.  So much of my drawing these days are plans for paintings so it is nice just to have fun with a scene that may never see paint! 

I’ll be back painting by Friday.

Daily Painting, “Prestwood Drive,” contemporary urban scene

contemporary urban scene painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, "Prestwood Drive," 10" x 10", acrylic

“Prestwood Drive”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

© Carolee Clark, "Sketch of Prestwood Drive"

Daily Painting, “Oaks on Crooked Lane,” contemporary abstracted tree painting

contemporary abstracted tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, "Oaks on Crooked Lane," 10" x 10", acrylic

“Oaks on Crooked Lane”   sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

© Carolee Clark, "Sketch for Oaks on Crooked Lane"

 

Daily Painting – Luggage & Roses

© Carolee Clark, “Luggage & Roses,” 10.5″ x 7″, ink on wc paper

“Luggage & Roses”
by Carolee Clark
10.5″ x 7″ink on watercolor paper, unframed

Daily Painting, “Calla Lilies,” contemporary floral painting

contemporary floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, "Calla Lilies," 10" x 10", acrylic

“Calla Lilies”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

The Vistas & Vineyards group went on location yesterday to a lavender farm. The lavender wasn’t quite in bloom, but I did find these calla lilies. I made many sketches of the vistas and flowers, and two painting starts including this one. The weather was pretty windy but the location was inspiring.

sketch by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, "Sketch for Calla Lilies"

contemporary urban scene by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, "Beetle Appeal," 10" x 10", acrylic

abstracted contemporary urban scene painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, "Village Life," 10" x 10", acrylic

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Ink Figure Drawing #030810

ink figure drawing

© Carolee Clark

“Ink Drawing #030810
by Carolee Clark
22″ x 14”

Ink Figure Drawing #030110

ink figure drawing

© Carolee Clark

“Ink Drawing #030110
by Carolee Clark
17″ x 11”

Ink Figure Drawing – Saw a little February Sun in Oregon

ink drawing of female model, clothed

© Carolee Clark

 “Ink Drawing #021510
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 12”

 
Okay, it was one of those rare sunny, warmish February days in Oregon and I played hookey and went outside.   I painted for much of the day, but didn’t finish my painting.  I thought you might enjoy the drawing I did two days ago of a wonderful model with whom I work  on an ongoing basis. 

As always, thank you for visiting!

Ink Figure Drawing – Spent the day at Hipbone Studios

ink figure drawing by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

Ink Figure Drawing
by Carolee Clark

I spent the day at a “Model Marathon” at Hipbone Studios in Portland.  They have 9 models in 9 hours and it is a exhausting, wonderful day of drawing the figure.  While doing this drawing I was feeling good, the model was relaxed and professional.  She was comfortable, and obviously a favorite of the artists present.   I rarely sell my drawings as they are fodder for my paintings, however, because I spent the day drawing, I didn’t have a painting to share with you.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. 

Cheers, Carolee

Daily Painting – Dancing Pants

ink figure painting

© Carolee Clark

“Dancing Pants”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 7″ ink on watercolor paper

 

detail of ink figure painting

© Carolee Clark

Daily Painting “Its All About Me” (Study #2)

figure painting in ink

© Carolee Clark

“Its All About Me” (Study #2)   sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 7″
ink and gouache on paper, unframed

One trouble I am running into these days is the short amount of daylight.  If I don’t finish my painting before 3:30 pm I cannot get a decent photograph!  So instead of the painting I was working on today, I have posted this study I did yesterday of a larger work that I am creating.

Daily “Drawing” in McMinnville, Oregon

drawing_Oct_3“Drawing from Window of McMennamins”
by Carolee Clark

I am at the Watercolor Society of Oregon show and conference this weekend in McMinnville, Oregon.

Although I did do a “daily painting” today, I don’t want to post it until I get home Monday because I don’t trust the colors on this computer to be true to the painting.  So instead, I will post one of the drawings I did as I had lunch at the McMennamins Pub in downtown McMinnville.

Cheers!

Success at the Clothesline Sale!

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

“Sketch from the Clothesline Sale”

Thank you to everyone who came to see me at the Clothesline Sale, and especially to those of you who purchased my work!  It was a very successful day for me, I didn’t stop talking to those who stopped by and I sold a lot of artwork.  Thank you!

Sketches from da Vinci Days

laura_07_19a

© Carolee Clark

 These drawings were done of Laura, at da Vinci Days  in Corvallis Oregon.  Generally I don’t post my drawings because I take terrible photographs of them, but since I drew instead of painted today, thought I would share these .

Although I try and draw everyday, often it is a sketch of the painting I am planning.  It is wonderful to get in three concentrated hours of drawing!

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

Daily Painting – Fancy Red Boots

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

 

“Fancy Red Boots”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 7″
ink

Daily Painting – No Riding on the Sidewalk

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

 

“No Riding on the Sidewalk”   sold_dot   sold
 by Carolee Clark
10″ x 7″
ink

Daily Painting – Was it the 1970s? – abstracted female figure

abstracted figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Was it the 1970’s?” 10″ x 7″, ink on wc paper

“Was it the 1970s?”
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 7″
ink on watercolor paper, unframed

Daily Painting – We Need to Talk

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

“We Need to Talk”   sold_dot sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 7″
ink

Daily Painting – Taking a Nap with Kitty

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

“Taking a Nap with Kitty”   sold_dot
by Carolee Clark
7″ x 10″
ink

Daily Painting – A Child’s Ride

© Carolee Clark

“A Child’s Ride”   sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 7″
ink

Daily Painting – Eager to Go

© Carolee Clark, “Eager to Go,” ink on wc paper

“Eager to Go”
10″ x 7″ ink on wc paper
unframed

 

I love to see dogs with their people.  They are always so happy, so eager and pleased to be on a walk.  This puppy was okay with waiting until his person had rested enough, but he sure had energy and desire to continue!

Click on image to get larger view.

Daily Painting – Cake Decoration

© Carolee Clark
© Carolee Clark
“Cake Decoration”     sold_dot
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 7″      ink