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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.

“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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“Naturally Shy” contemporary rabbit painting

contemporary rabbit painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Naturally Shy,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″ x .75″

“Naturally Shy”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x .75″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“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.”

“Cat Caution,” contemporary cat portrait painting

contemporary cat painting portrait by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Cat Caution,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″ x .75″

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

“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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“Seclusion,” contemporary landscape painting

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

I only had a vague idea for this painting of a house on top of a hill with trees behind and land tumbling out in front. I wanted to use a smaller rectangular canvas in a vertical format.  My sketches were only half formed and I had trouble starting because I didn’t really know where I was heading.  I think that this may be why this piece has a slightly wilder feel.

“Fashion Fix,” contemporary figure painting of women in a retail store

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

Thank you to all who came out to the reception at Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ on April 3rd, 2013.  It was such a pleasure to meet you and I appreciate the effort that you made to come and see my work in person!

“Sun Warrior,” contemporary figure painting in the yoga pose “Sun Warrior”

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Sun Warrior,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

My first step is to sketch the image on the canvas.  I usually just use black but I’ve used some red here (see below):

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

“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 cat painting “Feline Focus”

contemporary cat painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Feline Focus,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

“Tapestry Hill,” contemporary landscape painting

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Tapestry Hill,” acrylic, 30″ x 30″ x 1.5″

“Tapestry Hill”
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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“Not Much of a Guard Dog,” contemporary urban scene acrylic painting with shed and vehicle

contemporary urban scene painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Not Much of a Guard Dog,” acrylic, 18″ x 24″

“Not Much of a Guard Dog”
by Carolee Clark
18″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

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 cat painting portrait “Confetti”

contemporary cat painting portrait by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Confetti,” acrylic, 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″

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

 

Contemporary cattle painting of mother and her calf, “Making An Impression”

contemporary cattle painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Making An Impression,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″ x 3/4″

“Making An Impression”
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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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 painting of a couple hugging “The Hug”

contemporary painting of a couple hugging by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “The Hug,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

Art Reception alert … in Philomath, Oregon this coming Friday! If you are in the area, please come and see me and artists Tom Allen and Sue Harrell and our work “Shared Landscapes” at:

Benton County Museum
1101 Main Street, Philomath, OR
Reception May 15, 2015
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Contemporary portrait painting of a horse, “Grace”

contemporary portrait painting of a horse by Carolee Clark

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

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