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“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 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 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 urban scene painting “Bantry House”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Bantry House,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

It has been several months since I have done a painting using Google Maps.  This painting is a submission for the Virtual Paint Out blog. The area of concentration this month is Country Kerry, Ireland.  Here is the Google street view link.

Contemporary landscape painting, “Sunflower Garden”

contemporary landscape painting with sunflowers by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Sunflower Garden,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

This was started on site at Peoria Farmer’s Market a few weeks ago.  I finally had time to get back and finish it.

Contemporary landscape painting “Salt in the Air”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Salt in the Air,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Salt in the Air”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This painting is a study for a larger one that I am doing.  The form factor is going to be different so I did a sketch for the study, the small painting and another sketch for the large one.  I’m painting the large one right now.

Below are the sketches for both paintings.  You might notice that I don’t adhere to my original sketch but make changes as I move through the painting process.  Painting the small one helps me to come to some decisions before I do a larger one and hopefully waste less paint!

© Carolee Clark, sketches for "Salt in the Air"

© Carolee Clark, sketches for “Salt in the Air”

Contemporary landscape painting with a flour mill and pond, “Mill Pond”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

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

“Mill Pond”
by Carolee Clark
30″ x 30″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$1575 (plus $78 shipping & handling within the US)

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I did a small painting of this a few weeks ago (Thompson Mill Pond) and liked it so much I wanted to paint it larger.

Contemporary landscape painting “Peoria Road”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Peoria Road,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

This painting was started on the site of Rohner’s Warehouse on Peoria Road. It is the second painting that I have posted from this site.  This is the view of their neighbors looking north.

I still have to paint their dog 🙂

Contemporary building painting “The Seed Warehouse”

contemporary building painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “The Seed Warehouse,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

This painting was started on the site of Rohner’s Warehouse on Peoria Road.  It is a very scenic spot right on the Willamette River.  I started two paintings there, did a number of sketches and even took photos of their dog!  There will be more paintings to come.

Contemporary landscape painting of the pond at Boston Mills in Shedd, Oregon

contemporary landscape painting with buildings and a pond by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Thompson Mill Pond,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

Another painting started on site at Boston Mills State Heritage Site in Shedd, OR.  I stood on the road bridge to get this scene and was amazed at how much traffic there was on this small country road.

I think I might create a large painting from this one.

Contemporary landscape painting of a farm landscape “West Hills Farm”

contemporary landscape painting of a farm with hay bales by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “West Hills Farm,” acrylic, 30″ x 24″ x 1.5″

“West Hills Farm”
by Carolee Clark
30″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$1260 (plus $75 shipping & handling within the US)

Click here for larger image.

I pass this farm about five days a week and for the last few weeks they have had these huge hay bales in the field.  I really wanted to paint the scene before the bales are removed so I finally took a few photos and did some sketching.

I did something different than my usual procedure and worked on a colorful under-painting.  One occasionally gets some interesting surprises doing it this way.  I sketched with black gesso on top of this.

underpainting for West Hills Road by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, Under-painting for “West Hills Farm,” acrylic, 30″ x 24″

New commission completed … strutting looking good!

figure painting with dogs by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, acrylic 40″ x 30″ x 1.5″

This is a large painting I’ve recently completed for collectors in Arizona. I’m very pleased with the way it turned out so I hope they like it!

 

Contemporary landscape with a building painting “Lazy Afternoon”

contemporary landscape building painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Lazy Afternoon,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

A few weeks ago I was painting at Finley Wildlife Refuge.  This is the second painting that was started at this location.  It is the Cabell Lodge which was built circa 1912 and is now used by the headquarters office for the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

The little black cat I added for a touch more life as I didn’t see anyone else around and it seemed a shame that such a fine building didn’t have a little more activity.

“Living High,” contemporary cityscape painting

contemporary cityscape painting  by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Living High,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

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

Contemporary urban scene painting “Creatively Casual”

contemporary urban scene painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Creatively Casual,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Creatively Casual”  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 Chile (southern parks area).  Here is the Google street view link.

Contemporary landscape painting “Cover Crop Patterns”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Cover Crop Patterns,” acrylic, 28″ x 22″ x 1.5″

“Cover Crop Patterns”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
28″ x 22″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Standing Fast,” contemporary building cityscape painting

contemporary cityscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Standing Fast,” acrylic, 30″ x 30″ x 1.5″

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

Click here for larger image

“Kalorama Road,” contemporary urban scene painting

contemporary urban scene painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Kalorama Road,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Kalorama Road”  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 Washington, DC.

“2nd & Monroe,” contemporary urban scene with bicycles & figure

contemporary urban scene by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “2nd & Monroe,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″ x 3/4″

“2nd & Monroe”  sold_dot   sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

The Art Guild to which I am a member issued a challenge to express an image of downtown Corvallis on 2nd between Madison & Monroe.  Last week I went downtown.  There was a fiercely cold wind and I had a bunch of other errands to do so took only about four photos but I did see these bikes so my decision was easy.  We will be showing these paintings, drawings or other expressions at the meeting on Monday.

“Whimsy Way,” contemporary urban scene painting with buildings

contemporary painting of buildings by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Whimsy Way,” acrylic, 36″ x 36″ x 1.5″

“Whimsy Way”
by Carolee Clark
36″ x 36″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Available from Xanadu Gallery

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This painting was partially created during the Open Studios tour. People were able to see it take form. I know those during the first weekend really wanted to see the final painting … so here it is!

Yes, it is an actual place in the Portland, Oregon area but unrecognizable it its incarnation here.

“Clay Street,” contemporary urban scene painting

contemporary urban street scene painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Clay Street,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

This is a study for a larger piece that I am working on right now.  Everyone who visited my studio today during Philomath Open Studios got to see the larger piece in the very first stages with the black gesso before the color goes on.  Tomorrow I will start to put in the transparent color and it will go through some very ugly stages.  I might have to put a sheet over it at this point!

Even though I was trying to hide the study so that I could work from it for the large one, I couldn’t help showing it to people as I explained my process.  It was sold, but I’ll ship it to her when I finish my large painting.

If you are in the area, today and next weekend (November 2 & 3rd, 2013) my studio will be open for the Philomath Open Studios Tour.

“Terwilliger Cottage,” contemporary urban scene painting with house and its surroundings

carolee_clark_998_terwilliger_cottage

© Carolee Clark, “Terwilliger Cottage,” acrylic, 20″ x 20″

“Terwilliger Cottage” sold_dot sold
by Carolee Clark
20″ x 20″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Gelato Aficionados,” contemporary urban scene painting with figures

contemporary urban scene painting with figures by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Gelato Aficionados,” acrylic, 22″ x 28″

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

“Coffee Shop Stairs,” contemporary painting of a woman in an urban scene

contemporary painting of a woman in an urban scene by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Coffee Shop Stairs,” acrylic, 24″ x 24″

“Coffee Shop Stairs”
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$995 (plus shipping and handling)

Available from Xanadu Gallery

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The reference photo was one from Portland, Oregon. Some artistic license was used in the making of this painting 🙂