Category Archives: Still Life

“Exaltation” contemporary floral abstract painting

contemporary floral abstract painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Exaltation,” 7″ x 5″, watercolor on paper

“Exaltation”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
7″ x 5″
watercolor on paper, unframed

“Jumble” contemporary floral abstract painting

contemporary floral abstract painting by Carolee Clark

“Jumble,” 7″ x 5″, watercolor on paper

“Jumble”
by Carolee Clark
7″ x 5″
watercolor on paper, unframed

 

“Spring” contemporary abstract floral painting

contemporary floral abstract by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Spring,” 10″ x 10″ x 3/4″, acrylic

“Spring”
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x .75″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$125 (shipping and handling included within US)

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“All That Is Floral” contemporary floral painting

contemporary floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “All That Is Floral,” 10″ x 10″ x .75″, acrylic

“All That Is Floral”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x .75″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Twig & Blossom,” contemporary floral painting

contemporary floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Twig & Blossom,” 10″ x 10″ x .75″, acrylic

“Twig & Blossom”
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x .75″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$125 (shipping and handling included within US)

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“Winter Bouquet,” contemporary floral painting

contemporary floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Winter Bouquet,” 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″, acyrlic

“Winter Bouquet”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
12″ x 12″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I painted over a landscape painting to get this one and there is only a speck or two that is left of the original painting. I wanted to create beautiful color. As one of my friends likes to say, “I just wanted to push paint around.”

“Perfectly Pear,” contemporary still life painting of pears

contemporary pear painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Perfectly Pear,” acrylic, 30″ x 30″ x 1.5″

“Perfectly Pear”
by Carolee Clark
30″ x 30″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$1575 (plus $78 shipping and handling within the US

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“All About Bananas,” contemporary still life painting of bananas

contemporary still life painting of bananas by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “All About Bananas,” acrylic, 30″ x 30″ x 1.5″

“All About Bananas”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
30″ x 30″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I am so excited to show you this next photo from Allison.  She and her husband, Khoi, just added one of my paintings to their collection and it looks fabulous!!  Allison plans on adding some burnt orange pillows which will add a pop of color on the sofa and help tie into the colors of the painting.  Look at how the lines of the curtain go with the lines of the sky in the painting.  It is such a warm, comfortable and happy room!  I’m thrilled that my painting found a beautiful home.

© Allison Blum Le

© Allison Blum Le

Contemporary painting of a cart with fruit and flowers “The Watermelon Wagon”

contemporary painting of a cart with fruit and flowers by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “The Watermelon Wagon,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“The Watermelon Wagon”  sold_dot sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Clothesline Sale of Art 2015 is this Saturday!  Come see my work, the work of other talented local artists and introduce yourself!

Benton County Courthouse Lawn
120 NW 4th Street, Corvallis, Oregon
Saturday, August 1, 2015  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contemporary painting “Box of Chocolates”

contemporary painting of a box of chocolates by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Box of Chocolates,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″ x 3/4″

“Box of Chocolates”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Contemporary floral painting “Joys of Summer”

contemporary floral scene by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Joys of Summer,” acrylic, 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″

“Joys of Summer”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
12″ x 12″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Our outdoor painting group “Vistas & Vineyards” has started up again with our annual trip to Garland Nursery in Corvallis, Oregon. There is always so much to choose from to paint here, but I settled on some pots of flowers and a steel bike “planter.” The temperature was cool but it felt great to be outside to paint again.

Contemporary floral painting “Just for the Fun of It”

contemporary floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Just for the Fun of It,” acrylic, 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″

“Just for the Fun of It”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
12″ x 12″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Contemporary floral painting “Three Daisies”

contemporary floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Three Daisies,” acrylic, 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″

“Three Daisies”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
12″ x 12″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I continue to make a liar out of myself by painting flowers. Three weeks ago I stated in public that I don’t paint florals or still life because I’m not a gardener or a collector of things.  I think that I paint landscapes or figures like crazy for a while and then need a visual break and a different kind of challenge.  This must be my break.

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 floral painting “Rambunctious Buds”

contemporary floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Rambunctious Buds,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Rambunctious Buds”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Another very playful painting … Just having fun!  Last February I wrote a newsletter about naming paintings, its difficulty, necessity and process.  This one just popped into my head as I sat down at the computer to save it.  It is nice when this happens.

Abstracted floral painting “Bloomin’ Color”

abstracted floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Bloomin’ Color,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Bloomin’ Color”  sold_dot sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I needed to shake myself up and just have fun.  This painting is exactly what I wanted.

Contemporary flower painting “Floral Lineup”

contemporary flower painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Floral Lineup,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Floral Lineup”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Contemporary painting of blueberries on a bush “How Sweet They Are”

contemporary painting of blueberries on a bush by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “How Sweet They Are,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“How Sweet They Are”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

A month ago I had a tour of a friend’s garden and was awed at the transformation of her back yard into a peaceful oasis, complete with beautiful flowers, a pond and fish, blueberries and tomatoes.  It is obviously a labor of love.  These blueberries are from one of the photos I took.

Contemporary painting “Fashion Accessories” still life of hats, purses and shoes

contemporary still life painting of fashion accessories by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Fashion Accessories,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Fashion Accessories”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I kept opening my sketchbook to this sketch so I figured that it was finally time to paint it.

“Celebrate with Cake,” contemporary still life painting of fancy cakes

contemporary still life painting of cakes by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Celebrate with Cake,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Celebrate with Cake”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Other News:

My show “Colorscapes” is open at Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona for the month of April.  The Artists Reception (I will be attending!) will be tomorrow, Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 7 – 9 pm.

If you are in the area, please stop by and see my work!!

Xanadu Gallery
7039 E. Main St. #101
Scottsdale, AZ

“Picnic Peppers,” contemporary still life painting of red bell peppers

contemporary painting of red bell peppers by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Picnic Peppers,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Picnic Peppers”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Tart Beginnings,” contemporary still life painting of pears

contemporary still life painting of pears by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Tart Beginnings,” acrylic, 22″ x 28″ x 1.5″

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

 

“Doing the Splits,” contemporary still life painting of bananas

contemporary still life painting of bananas by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Doing the Splits,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Doing the Splits”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Teacher’s Haul,” contemporary still life painting of apples

contemporary still life painting of apples by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Teacher’s Haul,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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