Category Archives: Figures

“2nd & Monroe,” contemporary urban scene with bicycles & figure

contemporary urban scene by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “2nd & Monroe,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″ x 3/4″

“2nd & Monroe”  sold_dot   sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

The Art Guild to which I am a member issued a challenge to express an image of downtown Corvallis on 2nd between Madison & Monroe.  Last week I went downtown.  There was a fiercely cold wind and I had a bunch of other errands to do so took only about four photos but I did see these bikes so my decision was easy.  We will be showing these paintings, drawings or other expressions at the meeting on Monday.

“A Quick Glance,” contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bicycle

contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bicycle by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “A Quick Glance,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

This painting is a submission for the Virtual Paint Out blog. Their area of concentration this month is Cape Cod.

“Zippin,” contemporary figure painting, study for larger work

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Zippin,” acrylic, 11 x 14 x 3/4″

“Zippin”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
11″ x 14″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This painting is a study for a larger work. It is bigger than my usual study size but is still on the 3/4″ thick wrapped canvas.

Painting, “Strut the Pups,” contemporary figure painting of women with dogs

contemporary figure painting with women walking dogs by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Strut the Pups,” acrylic, 28″ x 22″

“Strut the Pups”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
28″ x 22″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Painting, “Pick Me,” contemporary flower market scene painting with figures

contemporary flower market painting with figures by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Pick Me,” acrylic, 24″ x 24″ x 1.5″

“Pick Me”
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Available from Xanadu Gallery

Click here for larger image

Painting “Sales are Bright” contemporary flower market scene painting with figures

contemporary flower market scene with figures by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Sales are Bright,” acrylic, 20″ x 20″ x 1.5″

“Sales are Bright”
by Carolee Clark
20″ x 20″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Available from Xanadu Gallery

Click here for larger image

“Dog Walkers,” contemporary figure painting in an urban scene

contemporary figure painting of two women in an urban setting

© Carolee Clark, “Dog Walkers, acrylic, 10″ x 10”

“Dog Walkers”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This was a little study done for a possible larger painting.

“Miss Manners,” contemporary figure painting

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Miss Manners,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Miss Manners”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I used one of Kate Nowland’s photographs in her clothing as reference for this painting. Click here (EvieGreenPixie clothing) to see her work.

“Gelato Aficionados,” contemporary urban scene painting with figures

contemporary urban scene painting with figures by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Gelato Aficionados,” acrylic, 22″ x 28″

“Gelato Aficionados” sold_dot sold
by Carolee Clark
22″ x 28″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Saxy Sisters,” contemporary figure painting of women playing the sax

contemporary figure painting of women musicians playing the saxophone by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Saxy Sisters,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Saxy Sisters”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Coffee Shop Stairs,” contemporary painting of a woman in an urban scene

contemporary painting of a woman in an urban scene by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Coffee Shop Stairs,” acrylic, 24″ x 24″

“Coffee Shop Stairs”
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$995 (plus shipping and handling)

Available from Xanadu Gallery

Click here for larger image

The reference photo was one from Portland, Oregon. Some artistic license was used in the making of this painting 🙂

“Wait Here,” contemporary figure painting with a dog in acrylic

contemporary figure painting of a woman with a dog by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Wait Here,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Wait Here”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I was in Portland Oregon the other day and while at a stop light I grabbed my camera to take a photo of this woman and her dog.  Through the grimy windshield, too far away and worried about the traffic light changing … this is how I take many of my reference photos 🙂

“Dancing Duo” contemporary figure painting

contemporary figure painting of dancers by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Dancing Duo,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Dancing Duo”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I used one of Kate Nowland’s photographs of her and her daughter in her clothing as reference for this painting. Click here (EvieGreenPixie clothing) to see her work.

“Fun in the Sun,” contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bicycle

figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Fun in the Sun,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Fun in the Sun”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Tree Pose Success,” contemporary figure painting, women doing a yoga pose

contemporary figure painting of women doing a yoga pose by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Tree Pose Success,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Tree Pose Success”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Other News:

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“Dancer’s Pose,” contemporary figure painting doing a yoga pose

contemporary figure painting of a woman doing the dancer's pose by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Dancer’s Pose,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Dancer’s Pose”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Study Hall,” contemporary figure painting of friends

contemporary figure painting of friends by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Study Hall,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Study Hall”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

“BFFs,” contemporary figure painting

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

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

“BFFs”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Sketch is below:

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

News:
I’m showing at Sam’s Station for the month of June. I just finished hanging it …
Their hours are Tuesday – Sunday 5:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: 1210 NW 29th Street, Corvallis, OR

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

“People Watching,” contemporary figure painting

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “People Watching,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“People Watching”
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This piece can be purchased at Fifty Artists.

Sketch is below:

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

“Taking the Scenic Route,” contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bicycle

contemporary painting of a woman on a bike by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Taking the Scenic Route,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Taking the Scenic Route”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“The Dog Whisperer,” contemporary figure painting of a woman with dogs

contemporary figure painting of  a woman with dogs by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “The Dog Whisperer,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“The Dog Whisperer”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This painting is a submission for the Virtual Paint Out blog. Their area of concentration this month is Lido di Jeloso which is in Italy.

“Ride for Fun,” contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bicycle

contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bike by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Ride for Fun,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Ride for Fun”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

It has been so windy around here lately.  I find myself painting things that show that windiness.

“Breezy,” contemporary figure painting of woman in the wind

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

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

“Breezy”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

With permission, I used one of Kate Nowland’s photographs as reference for this painting. Click here EvieGreenPixie clothing to see her work.

“Locally Grown,” contemporary farmer’s market scene painting

contemporary urban scene of a farmer's market painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Locally Grown,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Locally Grown”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This painting is a submission for the Virtual Paint Out blog. Their area of concentration this month is Bulgaria.

“Dress Fancy,” contemporary urban scene painting with a window shopper

contemporary figure painting of a window shopper by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Dress Fancy,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Dress Fancy”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas