Category Archives: Drawings

Daily Painting – A Moment’s Contemplation

© Carolee Clark
© Carolee Clark
“A Moment’s Contemplation”
by Carolee Clarksold_dot
10″ x 7″     ink  
 
Does an artist have enough of these moments?  I know that I don’t.  This looks so nice, a quiet moment, to sit, to think, to enjoy the silence. 

Daily Painting – Grama Rents a Phone

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

“Grama Rents a Phone”
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 7″
ink

It doesn’t have to be grama!  I remember having a phone like this when I was a teenager, and spending hours using it to talk with friends.  Now they are retro … you can buy them fitted to be a cell phone.

Daily Painting – Miss Blossom #2

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

 
“Miss Blossom #2”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 7″
ink

Daily Painting – 4th Avenue Seaside, Oregon

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

“4th Avenue, Seaside, Oregon”
by Carolee Clark
7″ x 10″
ink

Daily Painting – Breakfast on the Run

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

 
“Breakfast on the Run”   sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 7″
ink

Daily Painting – “Decisions” in ink

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

 

 “Decisions in Ink”   sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 7″
ink

This ink painting was done from the sketch that I used to paint “Decisions, Decisions.”

Daily Painting – Under the Umbrella

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

 

 “Under the Umbrella”   sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 7″   ink

Daily Painting – Watching TV

© Carolee Clark, “Watching TV,” 11″ x 7.5″, ink on wc paper

  “Watching TV”    sold
by Carolee Clark
11″ x 7.5″
ink on watercolor paper, unframed

Daily Painting – The Ring

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“The Ring”   sold_dot
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 7″
ink

Daily Painting – Woman with Ribbons

women-with-ribbon1“Woman with Ribbons”   sold_dot
by Carolee Clark
10 x 7″
ink

 

 This ink sketch was done from a drawing I had done of a model.  She has an amazing collection of hats, jackets and skirts.

Triangle Man

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

17″ x 14″  Ink on paper

Today’s drawing

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

11″ x 8″  Ink on mat board

Quick sketch of Phoebe

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© Carolee Clark

This quick study was done last night.  She is an amazing model with extraordinary long, wavy hair, great lips, beautiful eyes and a small, upturned nose.  It would be a rare night I would leave early when Phoebe is modelling. 

This is ink on mat board because I ran out of paper.

Drawing of a pretty young lady

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© Carolee Clark

This is Jenna, a new model to me.  She has great lips and eyes to draw.

Process for starting a painting

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First sketch of Candy Land

 
I have been asked to explain my thought process for “Candy Land”, so here it goes.  I always start by quickly sketching my subject, and usually in a “realistic”  manner.  It isn’t a good sketch or a large sketch, it just allows me to become familiar with it.  By sketching I become aware of what I like about the subject, what I want to say.  I loved the shapes of the house, the cylinders, the rectangles, triangles.  The main part of the house reminded me of a candle.

It is one of my goals in my art to be playful, or joyful.  Historically, I was never able to hold a job if I was not having fun, I never continued to do anything if it wasn’t enjoyable.  So with the first sketch down, and the ideas of candles, and playful shapes, I did a second sketch.

Second Candy Land Sketch

Second Candy Land Sketch

This second sketch I played with the shapes, just enjoying the drawing.  It is about 6″ x 4″.  I put in the people to give it scale, otherwise the shapes could have been toys (although I suppose because I tend to distort my people, they could be toys too).
Once I finished the sketch, I started painting.  I had just finished a very warm painting (“Decisions, Decisions”) so I decided to make this one predominately cool.  Some things worked out well pretty quickly and some things I had to change throughout the painting process.  I continued working on the areas until I was happy with the colors, the value and the shapes.  All in all, it was a very “fun” process.
Hope this answers your question Susan!