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Contemporary dog portrait painting “Plays Well With Others”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Plays Well With Others,” acrylic, 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″

“Plays Well With Others”
by Carolee Clark
12″ x 12″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$250 (plus $15 shipping and handling within US)


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© Carolee Clark "Plays Well With Others Sketch" ink, 4" x 4"

© Carolee Clark “Plays Well With Others Sketch” ink

Contemporary dog portrait commission “Lilly”

contemporary dog portrait commission by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Lilly,” acrylic, 14″ x 14″ x 1.5″

“Lilly” sold_dot sold
by Carolee Clark
14″ x 14″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I wanted to paint this beautiful sheltie and her sister the moment I saw them.  Absolutely gorgeous dogs.

Other News:
Commissions
Some people have asked whether I do commissions and I am officially saying yes now.  You can see more on my commissions page.

Instagram
I have started Instagram!  You can see some behind the scenes photos of my studio and works in progress.  My user name is caroleeclark.  Take a look on this blog’s right side under “Instagram.”

Newsletter
I just sent my newsletter showing the ugly stages of a painting.  One of the reasons I don’t like painting in public is that my paintings will go through all sorts of really ugly stages and I hate for people to see this, but I have been asked ….

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Contemporary dog portrait painting “Winston”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

This cute little guy is a Havanese.  An adorable good hearted little black and white fellow (oops might have gotten the colors wrong 🙂 ).

Contemporary dog portrait painting “Dudley”

contemporary pet portrait of a dog  "Dudley" by Carolee Clark

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

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

Happy holidays everyone!

Contemporary Cocker Spaniel dog portrait painting “Regality”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

I’ve been keeping busy with dog portrait requests.  Here is another English Cocker Spaniel 🙂

Contemporary Cocker Spaniel dog portrait painting, “Bed Head Dude”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Bed Head Dude,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

This cocker spaniel had sweet curls on his head which gave him the look of having just woken up.

Contemporary dog portrait painting “Tula”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

This Boykin Spaniel’s name is Mocha Ridge Tula Roux.  Is that a great name or what?  She is still a puppy at two years of age.

I’d like to thank Cassandra Fildey for permission to paint from her photograph.  Of course, the coloring has been modified  🙂

Contemporary dog portrait painting “Sunny”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

This is a friend’s constant companion.  “Sunny” is a quiet and sweet dog.  She was a shelter dog and the guess to her parentage is springer spaniel/border collie.  I absolutely adore the patterning on her nose and asked to take her photo about a month ago.

Contemporary dog portrait painting, “Lovely Lucy”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Lovely Lucy,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

This is a lovely little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who loves everyone.  She has amazingly dark and sincere eyes which I tried to capture.

I always start with a sketch to familiarize myself with the subject and it is a good thing I did.  I elongated her face a bit too much.  The sketched pup still looked sweet but she wouldn’t have recognized her reflection.  Not sure that she would once the painting was completed either, come to think of it.

The photo reference was generously given to me by Deborah Peterson.  Thanks Deb!

& copy; Carolee Clark, sketch for "Lovely Lucy"

& copy; Carolee Clark, sketch for “Lovely Lucy”

Contemporary portrait painting of a dog “Mug Shot”

contemporary painting of a cocker spaniel by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Mug Shot,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

The reference photo of this sweet little cocker spaniel is from Li Goce.  She sent me a couple of wonderful images a while back and this is the second one that I completed.  I fell in love with this little fellow.

“Pretty Boy,” contemporary abstracted dog painting of a Jack Russell

contemporary dog painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Pretty Boy,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

Permission to use the photograph of this little Jack Russell terrier was given by Helen Russell. Thanks Helen! I loved doing a portrait of this sweet little dog.

“Cautious Curiosity,” contemporary dog painting

contemporary dog painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Cautious Curiosity,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

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

Daily Painting, “Not Your Ordinary Dog,” abstracted dog painting

abstracted expressionistic dog painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Not Your Ordinary Dog,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Not Your Ordinary Dog”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I took photos of this dog with my phone outside of a market.  I felt sneaky as the owner was not around (I would have asked permission if she/he had been).  This was a large, beautiful dog with soft floppy ears and a very thick coat who was very uninterested in the fame of having his picture taken.

Daily Painting, “It Wasn’t Me,” contemporary dog painting

contemporary dog painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “It Wasn’t Me,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“It Wasn’t Me”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Yesterday, there was an odd email in my box that said, paraphrasing, “seriously, expressionism, not abstract.”  It was only a few words and didn’t mention a particular painting.  I wasn’t sure what to make of it and I wish I could find it now because I know I didn’t delete it, but … it is one of those gems that make you think.  I know that my work is not abstract in the sense of non-objective abstract because there is a clear subject matter, but I have “expressed” it in a very personal way.  Pete @ whatever …… was right.  How does one pigeon hole their artistic expression?