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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 figure painting with woman and dog “Small Steps”

contemporary figure painting of woman with dog by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Small Steps,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

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.

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Newsletter
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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 figure painting of a woman with a dog “Patience”

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

 I love acrylics.  I was working on this painting with two figures and a dog and was happy with the first figure and knew the second one really needed work.  She wasn’t finished.  Then I wondered if the second one was just taking away attention from what I loved in the painting (the woman in the skirt and the dog) so took her out all together.  It was so easy to do!

I might do another painting with both figures.

Early stage of painting "Patience" by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Patience” (early stage)

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, “Ruby”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

This is a painting of “Ruby” a Boykin Spaniel.   I used a photograph of Lloyd and Kelly Forehand as reference for this painting.  Thank you for sharing such a great photo!

This sweet dog had a sesame seed on her nose in the photo that I used.  How adorable is that?  I can just imagine Ruby sharing a bagel with a friend and that puts a smile on my face!

Contemporary dog portrait painting “Skipper”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

He may be little but he has a big heart and personality!  It’s funny how some very small dogs don’t know how small they are.  This little guy isn’t lacking confidence.

Thanks to Deborah Peterson for the photo reference of her little Chihuahua.

Contemporary figure painting of woman on bicycle with a dog “Drafting”

contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bicycle with a dog

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

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

Drafting is a technique that cyclists use to lessen the effects of the wind.  If one rides directly behind or behind and slightly to the side, one can save a lot of energy.  I figure that this dog is doing it instinctively.

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 dog portrait painting “Toby”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

I needed a little burst of love the other day so I started this painting of one of Deborah Peterson’s Chihuahuas.  Thanks for the reference photo Deb!

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 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.

Contemporary dog portrait painting “Dessi”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

I used one of Deborah Peterson’s photographs of her little dachshund. Thanks Deborah!!!

“Higgins,” contemporary dog portrait painting

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

I used one of Deborah Peterson’s photographs of another one of her “pack” as reference for this painting.  This is a Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie).  Thanks Deborah!!!

“Sweet Suzy,” contemporary portrait painting of a little white dog

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Sweet Suzy,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

This sweet little girl was settling down for a nap.  Thanks to L. for the use of the photo!

Also Sharon Sieben, artist and collector has added my painting  “Strut the Pups,” to her collection.  Thank you Sharon & Lyle!

© Sharon Sieben

© Sharon Sieben

“Riley,” contemporary dog portrait painting

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

I used one of Deborah Peterson’s photographs of her Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) as reference for this painting.   Thanks Deborah!!!

Painting, “Strut the Pups,” contemporary figure painting of women with dogs

contemporary figure painting with women walking dogs by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Strut the Pups,” acrylic, 28″ x 22″

“Strut the Pups”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
28″ x 22″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Dog Walkers,” contemporary figure painting in an urban scene

contemporary figure painting of two women in an urban setting

© Carolee Clark, “Dog Walkers, acrylic, 10″ x 10”

“Dog Walkers”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This was a little study done for a possible larger painting.

“Lil Joe” contemporary dog portrait painting

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Lil Joe,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Lil Joe”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I used one of Deborah Peterson’s photographs of her adorable little Chihuahua as reference for this painting.  As I was drawing (see sketch below) I thought of the Star Wars character “Yoda” with his wonderful ears and great expressions.

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark