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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.

I forgot to show you this first step in my painting!

first step in my painting of Birch Banter

© Carolee Clark, “Birch Banter, Step 1”

In my excitement to show you the finished product, I forgot that I was going to post the first phase of the painting.  Starting with black gesso, I get the image onto the canvas.

Next I cover the rest of the white canvas with transparent paint, mixed and unmixed with other transparent colors. I don’t coat any particular color over the entire surface. At this stage it looks gaudy, bright and ugly. Much of this will be covered up but I do leave hints of it here and there.

Finally, I come in with opaque colors, covering up much of what was initially there.  And here is the final piece (which was posted a few days ago).

contemporary painting of birch trees by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Birch Banter,” acrylic, 36″ x 36″ x 1.5″

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