Tag Archives: expressionism

Contemporary floral flower painting “Among Friends”

contemporary floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Among Friends,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

I started sketching these flowers and came up with a decent composition.  First I started painting big white blossoms but it never wowed me.  I kept painting from the sketch and photo the first day, but when I came back to it the next day I put those away and concentrated on what was happening on the canvas.   Next I plan on doing a large canvas full of flowers!

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

Contemporary floral painting “Rambunctious Buds”

contemporary floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Rambunctious Buds,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

Another very playful painting … Just having fun!  Last February I wrote a newsletter about naming paintings, its difficulty, necessity and process.  This one just popped into my head as I sat down at the computer to save it.  It is nice when this happens.

Contemporary cat painting “Question Everything”

contemporary cat painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Question Everything,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

“Tart Beginnings,” contemporary still life painting of pears

contemporary still life painting of pears by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Tart Beginnings,” acrylic, 22″ x 28″ x 1.5″

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

 

“Crazy Kid,” contemporary goat painting

contemporary goat painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Crazy Kid,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

This baby goat painting is done from a photograph.  Thanks L!

“Into the Looking Glass,” contemporary expressionistic bird painting

expressionistic contemporary bird painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Into the Looking Glass,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Into the Looking Glass”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This little hawk had just flown into my window.  I heard a loud thump and then saw a flash by the window.  She was sitting in the tree so I took a photo.

“Ironridge Northwest,” contemporary landscape painting

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Ironridge Northwest,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Ironridge Northwest”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This is the second painting from the sketch that I did at a friend’s place the other week.  Below is a photo of both paintings together.

© Carolee Clark, "Ironridge NW & NE"

© Carolee Clark, “Ironridge NW & NE”

“Lola Pearl,” contemporary dog portrait painting

contemporary dog painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Lola Pearl,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Lola Pearl”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I took a few photos on the sly of this Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier last weekend while at the Clothesline Sale. She didn’t stand still for a moment and most of the photos were blurry but I did manage to get a couple.

“Outta Da Way,” expressionistic dog painting

expressionistic dog painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Outta Da Way,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Outta Da Way”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This painting was done from a photo which was sent to me when I put out a call for good animal photos from which to paint.  When I saw this one I wanted to paint it right away.  What attitude!  The photographer does not want credit so I will leave her name out of it.  Thank you for the photo!
My sketch is below:

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

“Curiouser and Curiouser,” expressionistic rabbit painting

expressionistic rabbit painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Curiouser and Curiouser,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Curiouser and Curiouser”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

The sketch for the painting is below. The photograph from which I worked was generously supplied by Helen Russell.  Thanks again Helen!

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

“Beach Bum,” expressionistic abstracted bird painting

contemporary abstracted bird painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Beach Bum,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Beach Bum”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Other News:

I am now represented by Ryan Gallery in Lincoln City in Oregon. This is a wonderful gallery with a selection of contemporary and funky art work.  It is located in a beautiful building and is a definite must see while traveling through Lincoln City.  It is on the northern edge of the city on Hwy 101 so don’t miss it!

Ryan Art Gallery

Ryan Art Gallery

“Checkered Pears,” contemporary still life painting of pears

contemporary still life painting of pears by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Checkered Pears,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Checkered Pears”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

The sketch for the painting is below.

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

“Teacher’s Haul,” contemporary still life painting of apples

contemporary still life painting of apples by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Teacher’s Haul,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Teacher’s Haul”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Bee My Buddy,” contemporary abstracted dog painting

contemporary abstracted dog painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Bee My Buddy,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Bee My Buddy”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Helen Russell sent me a photo of her Jack Russell terrier and an enormous bee with permission to use it as a reference for a painting.  Thanks Helen!

“You Singin’ to Me?” contemporary expressionistic bird painting

contemporary expressionistic bird painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “You Singin’ to Me?”, acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“You Singin’ to Me?  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“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.

“Granting an Audience,” contemporary dog painting

dog painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Granting an Audience,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Granting an Audience”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Permission to use the photograph of this regal looking Saluki was given by Helen Russell. Thanks Helen! Beautiful dog.

“Learn to Merge,” contemporary dog painting “behind the wheel”

painting of a dog driving a car by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Learn to Merge,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Learn to Merge”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Hunkered Down,” expressionistic rabbit painting

abstracted rabbit painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Hunkered Down,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Hunkered Down”   sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

The reference photo was taken by Helen Russell who generously allowed me to paint from it.

“Striped Hills,” contemporary landscape painting

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Striped Hills,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Striped Hills” sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This painting is a submission for the Virtual Paint Out blog. Their area of concentration this month is Slovakia.

“Tilly,” expressionistic painting of a Belgain Hare

abstracted Belgian Hare painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

The reference photo was kindly given to me by Helen Russell.

“Shy Concealment,” expressionistic rabbit painting

rabbit painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Shy Concealment,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Shy Concealment”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
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

“Color on the High Seas,” expressionistic boat painting

boat painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Color on the High Seas,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Color on the High Seas”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This boat was actually under repair and you could see the “bones” of the boat.  In my sketch, you can see a little scaffolding.

© Carolee Clark

This painting is a submission for the Virtual Paint Out blog. Their area of concentration this month is Croatia.

“Drydocked,” abstracted expressionistic boat painting

expressionistic abstracted boat painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

This painting is a submission for the Virtual Paint Out blog. Their area of concentration this month is Croatia.

© Carolee Clark