Contemporary figure painting “She’s the One”

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “She’s the One,” acrylic, 24″ x 24″ x 1.5″

“She’s the One”
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$995 (plus $60 shipping and handling within the US)


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Contemporary dog portrait painting “Winston”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

This cute little guy is a Havanese.  An adorable good hearted little black and white fellow (oops might have gotten the colors wrong 🙂 ).

Contemporary rural landscape painting of a farm “Farm Country”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Farm Country,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

The Willamette Valley is full of farms and fields.  I am inspired by the buildings and farm land surrounding me and take great liberty with the subtleties in the land with rolls, sweeps, caligraphy and color.

Contemporary painting of an owl “Designer Dressed”

contemporary painting of an owl by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Designer Dressed,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

I can totally see a dress made out of feathery strips of fabulous soft fabric that flutters when a person made the slightest movement.  Wouldn’t that be a hoot to wear?  I actually hate to shop so don’t have a lot of nice clothes but I do like to dress up in pretty things!

Contemporary landscape painting “Ribbon Ridge”

contemporary landscape painting of a field and distant hill by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Ribbon Ridge,” acrylic, 14″ x 14″ x 1.5″

“Ribbon Ridge”
by Carolee Clark
14″ x 14″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$350  (plus $20 shipping & handling within the US)

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I had done some sketches and smaller painting studies of this scene from a winery in Yamhill County a few years ago.  These were the fields beyond the winery on which I focused.

Contemporary landscape painting “Finley Pond”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Finley Pond,” acrylic, 24″ x 30″ x 1.5″

“Finley Pond” sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 30″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Last month, I did a commission for a collector who wanted a painting similar to one I had done previously. He requested a few alterations to the original and a smaller size. I was happy to give it a go. I liked his finished painting so much that I altered the original.

I wish I knew who first said that a painting isn’t finished until it is sold.  That is so totally true.  If you know, please leave a comment!

Contemporary painting of a house “Elmwood Avenue”

contemporary painting of a house and garden by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Elmwood Avenue,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Elmwood Avenue”  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. The area of concentration this month is Philadelphia.  Here is the Google street view link.

 

Contemporary landscape painting “The Drive Up”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “The Drive Up,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

I wanted to try and keep this one a little stormy or dark maybe with the sun just coming up.

 

Contemporary figure painting of a woman with a violin “Play It Again”

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

© Carolee Clark, “Play It Again,” acrylic, 30″ x 24″ x 1.5″

“Play It Again”
by Carolee Clark
30″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$1260 (plus $75 shipping and handling within US)


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Contemporary dog portrait painting “Dudley”

contemporary pet portrait of a dog  "Dudley" by Carolee Clark

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

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

Happy holidays everyone!

Contemporary figure painting “Back to Basics”

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Back to Basics,” acrylic, 30″ x 30″ x 1.5″

“Back to Basics”
by Carolee Clark
30″ x 30″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$1575 (plus $78 shipping and handling within US)

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Some have said there is a hint of Klimt in my work.  I think that we both enjoyed patterns and adding shapes.  Do you agree?  I do it because I enjoy breaking up the large areas with playful spots of interest.  I wonder why Klimt did it.

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.

Contemporary landscape painting “Donahue Pond”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Donahue Pond,” acrylic, 18″ x 24″ x 1.5″

“Donahue Pond”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
18″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This commissioned piece was finished last week and it is happily in place in the collector’s home.

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 goat painting “Buddy”

contemporary goat painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

Thanks for permission to use the photograph L!

Contemporary figure painting of a woman with a dog “Patience”

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

 I love acrylics.  I was working on this painting with two figures and a dog and was happy with the first figure and knew the second one really needed work.  She wasn’t finished.  Then I wondered if the second one was just taking away attention from what I loved in the painting (the woman in the skirt and the dog) so took her out all together.  It was so easy to do!

I might do another painting with both figures.

Early stage of painting "Patience" by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Patience” (early stage)

Contemporary figure painting, woman on a bicycle, “Jam Packed”

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Jam Packed,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

Contemporary figure painting “Concentration”

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

 

Contemporary cat painting “Question Everything”

contemporary cat painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Question Everything,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

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 sailing “Catching the Breeze”

contemporary painting of sailing boat by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Catching the Breeze,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Catching the Breeze”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Contemporary figure painting of a runner “Runner’s High”

contemporary figure painting of a runner by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Runner’s High,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Runner’s High” sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Contemporary autumn tree painting “November’s Pause”

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “November’s Pause,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“November’s Pause”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I’m gearing up to do a few more larger landscape paintings so needed to do some studies.  This is the first one.

Philomath Open Studios – Thank you to all of you who came out to see my work in my studio during this year’s Philomath Open Studios!  This is the painting I was working on during the second weekend.

Contemporary Cocker Spaniel dog portrait painting “Regality”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

I’ve been keeping busy with dog portrait requests.  Here is another English Cocker Spaniel 🙂

Bright. Vivid. Vibrant.: Carolee Clark – GT News Article

On Tuesday, Sarah Paynes and Amanda Cowan from The Gazette Times in Corvallis Oregon came over to the studio to talk with me about my art and the Philomath Open Studios Tour of which I am a part. They kindly ignored the mess of my studio and encouraged me to talk about my work. Sarah wrote a very nice article and Amanda used only the best photographs of the many, many she took. Thank you Sarah and Amanda for making me look good!

Bright. Vivid. Vibrant.: Carolee Clark at the Philomath Open Studios Tour : the entertainer.