Tag Archives: abstract

Abstracted sailboat painting, “Coming About”

contemporary abstracted painting of sailboats by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, acrylic, 18″ x 24″ x 1.5″

“Coming About”
by Carolee Clark
18″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Since I retired, I have not been showing and selling my work.  In fact, I have been painting very little.  Thus I am not interested in purchasing more canvas that I would need to store so I painted this commission over top of another painting.  The woman is a lovely lady whom I genuinely admire and she had no problem with me using an existing painting.  After all, do you know any of the old masters who didn’t paint over their work?  I am following in their footsteps.

Did I like the first painting?  Absolutely!  But I needed a canvas that size.

Do you want to see the under-painting?  I created a video of a few of the steps.  You can see it on my Instagram page by clicking here.

“Again and Again” contemporary abstract paintng

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

“Again and Again”
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$125
(shipping and handling included
within US)

“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

 

“Botkin Hill,” contemporary landscape painting

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

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“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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“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

Abstract painting “Elements of Truth”

abstract painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Elements of Truth,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Elements of Truth”
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$125 (includes shipping and handling within the US)


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This painting is a submission for the Virtual Paint Out blog. The area of concentration this month is Bhutan. Here is the Google street view link.

One might not know that the reference for this painting was taken from something real. I really wanted to pull away from trying to make it look true to life.

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.

“Lake Wanapum,” contemporary landscape painting

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Lake Wanapum,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

The inspiration for this painting was a photo I had taken while driving back to Oregon from Canada. It is near Yakima, Washington on Highway 90.

Painting – “Backyard Apple Tree” – contemporary tree painting

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Backyard Apple Tree,” 20″ x 20″, acrylic

“Backyard Apple Tree” sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
20″ x 20″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

There is an old gnarled little apple tree in the corner of our yard which has been the subject of many of my paintings.  Right now it is in great need of a good pruning …

“Raven Resilience,” contemporary expressionistic painting of a raven

expressionistic painting of a raven by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Raven Resilience,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

News:

Well the Clothesline Sale was successful.  It was cold in the morning and I was bundled up with as many clothes as I had with me but by the end of the day it was 85 degrees and beautiful under the shade of the trees.

Thank you so much for coming by, chatting and buying my work!

A couple of photos to follow:

"Clothesline Sale" 2013

“Clothesline Sale” 2013

"Clothesline Sale" 2013

“Clothesline Sale” 2013

“Kiz” contemporary dog portrait painting

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

The photo for this adorable little “Aussie” (Australian Shepherd) was provided to me by Skye Dupre.  Thanks Skye!

“Outta Da Way,” expressionistic dog painting

expressionistic dog painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Outta Da Way,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Outta Da Way”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This painting was done from a photo which was sent to me when I put out a call for good animal photos from which to paint.  When I saw this one I wanted to paint it right away.  What attitude!  The photographer does not want credit so I will leave her name out of it.  Thank you for the photo!
My sketch is below:

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

“Curiouser and Curiouser,” expressionistic rabbit painting

expressionistic rabbit painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Curiouser and Curiouser,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

The sketch for the painting is below. The photograph from which I worked was generously supplied by Helen Russell.  Thanks again Helen!

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

“Chea,” contemporary dog painting

contemporary dog painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

 I’m looking for decent dog photographs from which to paint. If you have any and will allow me to paint from them, please contact me via email.

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

“Wool Futures,” contemporary abstracted lamb painting

contemporary abstracted lamb sheep painting

© Carolee Clark, “Wool Futures,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

It is the season for lambs around here!  I love seeing them … must … keep … my eyes on the road 🙂

“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

“Bee My Buddy,” contemporary abstracted dog painting

contemporary abstracted dog painting by Carolee Clark

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

“Bee My Buddy”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Helen Russell sent me a photo of her Jack Russell terrier and an enormous bee with permission to use it as a reference for a painting.  Thanks Helen!

“Paint Me Proud,” contemporary abstracted bird painting

contemporary abstracted bird painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Paint Me Proud,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Paint Me Proud”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Spring Excitement,” contemporary abstracted floral painting

contemporary abstracted floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Spring Excitement,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

I’m not a floral painter but I like them as well as anyone, especially in the spring when the blossoms and first flowers come out. What a promise of sunshine and fine weather to come!

“Hilltop Lakeview,” contemporary landscape lakeview painting

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Hilltop Lakeview,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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