Tag Archives: butterfly

“Bonny Butterfly,” contemporary butterfly painting

contemporary butterfly painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Bonny Butterfly,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

“Butterfly Disguise,” expressionistic butterfly painting

contemporary butterfly painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Butterfly Disguise,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

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

What is the difference between impressionism and expressionism?

Impressionism painters (including Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro) often painted plein aire and were concerned with capturing an impression of the scene.  They often used pure, bright pigment without a lot of mixing to capture the essence, the light and color of a subject.

Expressionism painters (Edvard Munch, Gustav Klimt (some say) and Charles Burchfield (my opinion)) are more interested in explaining their feelings than depicting the subject accurately.   They often used distorted figures, bold colors and expressive brushstrokes.

© Claude Monet

© Charles Burchfield

Daily Painting, “Omen of Good Fortune,” contemporary butterfly

contemporary painting of butterfly by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, "Omen of Good Fortune," 10" x 10", acrylic

“Omen of Good Fortune”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I have done this painting for a DPW challenge.  The challenge was to paint a superstition.  The one I chose was “If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year.”   Well, my butterfly started out to be more white … maybe later, I’ll explore that again.

contemporary urban landscape by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, "Carlisle Place," 10" x 10", acrylic

contemporary building painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, "Morning at Thompson Mill," 10" x 10", acrylic

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