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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 landscape painting “Ribbon Ridge”

contemporary landscape painting of a field and distant hill by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Ribbon Ridge,” acrylic, 14″ x 14″ x 1.5″

“Ribbon Ridge”
by Carolee Clark
14″ x 14″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$350  (plus $20 shipping & handling within the US)

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I had done some sketches and smaller painting studies of this scene from a winery in Yamhill County a few years ago.  These were the fields beyond the winery on which I focused.

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)

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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″

Contemporary landscape painting “Pepper Pike Farm”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Pepper Pike Farm,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

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

“True Grit,” contemporary landscape painting

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “True Grit,” acrylic, 18″ x 24″

“True Grit”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
18″ x 24″ x 1.5″

I feel that farmers have “true grit” in that they persevere, work very hard and stick to their long term goals.