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Contemporary landscape painting “Ryals Lane”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Ryals Lane,” acrylic, 18″ x 24″ x 1.5″

“Ryals Lane”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
18″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I gave a talk to a high school art class the other day on being a professional artist.  I hope the students enjoyed it as I know that I did.

One of the things that I said was that as we continue to paint, our style cannot help but change and that I’m not even sure that I could paint how I did a few years ago.  I first painted this painting in 2008 and no longer have the photo of it back then.  Then I worked on it again about four years later and finally again this weekend.

Below is the photo of how it looked before I worked on it over the last couple of days.  I feel the new version is less jarring, more peaceful.  The golden hill really came forward and the texture in the bushes and some of the land demanded a lot of attention as did the black areas.

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

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.