Tag Archives: figure

“Homeward” contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bike

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

“Homeward,” 7″ x 5″, watercolor on paper

“Homeward”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
7″ x 5″
watercolor on paper

“Sun Warrior,” contemporary figure painting in the yoga pose “Sun Warrior”

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Sun Warrior,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

My first step is to sketch the image on the canvas.  I usually just use black but I’ve used some red here (see below):

© Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark

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 figure painting of a woman on a bicycle “Cycling Chic”

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Cycling Chic,” acrylic, 28″ x 22″ x 1.5″

“Cycling Chic”
by Carolee Clark
28″ x 22″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$1075 (plus $65 shipping and handling within the US)

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painting "Cycling Chic" by Carolee Clark hanging on the wall

© Carolee Clark, “Cycling Chic”

Contemporary figure painting “She’s the One”

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “She’s the One,” acrylic, 24″ x 24″ x 1.5″

“She’s the One”
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$995 (plus $60 shipping and handling within the US)


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Contemporary figure painting of a woman with a violin “Play It Again”

contemporary figure painting of a woman with a violin by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Play It Again,” acrylic, 30″ x 24″ x 1.5″

“Play It Again”
by Carolee Clark
30″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$1260 (plus $75 shipping and handling within US)


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Contemporary figure painting “Back to Basics”

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Back to Basics,” acrylic, 30″ x 30″ x 1.5″

“Back to Basics”
by Carolee Clark
30″ x 30″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$1575 (plus $78 shipping and handling within US)

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Some have said there is a hint of Klimt in my work.  I think that we both enjoyed patterns and adding shapes.  Do you agree?  I do it because I enjoy breaking up the large areas with playful spots of interest.  I wonder why Klimt did it.

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 figure painting, woman on a bicycle, “Jam Packed”

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Jam Packed,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

Contemporary figure painting “Concentration”

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

 

Contemporary figure painting of a runner “Runner’s High”

contemporary figure painting of a runner by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Runner’s High,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Runner’s High” sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

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.

Painting of a female golfer “In Full Swing”

painting of a female golfer by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “In Full Swing,” acrylic, 24″ x 18″ x 1.5″

“In Full Swing”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 18″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I revisit this subject every once in a while because golf is a game I adore.  I often use the same few photographs that I took at an LPGA event in Portland, Oregon a few years back.  One isn’t suppose to take photographs at these events but I didn’t know that at the time.  I’d love to get some more photographs from which to work at some point.  Perhaps the OSU women’s team would allow me to take their photos?

The PAC 12 conference was just at Trysting Tree here in Corvallis which would have been the perfect opportunity.  However I was a bit sick at the time and the weather was miserable so I stayed in the studio and worked.

“Degas Inspired,” contemporary painting of a dancer

contemporary figure dancer painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Degas Inspired,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

I was looking at an image of a Edgar Degas ballerina painting recently and thought it would be fun to use something of his as inspiration for a painting. I looked at some of his work on line and came up with this sculpture “Spanish Dancer.”  I thought I could use incorporate this gesture.

degas_scultpure

The photograph is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.

“Born to Bake,” contemporary figure painting in a bakery

contemporary figure painting of a woman in a bakery by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Born to Bake,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

“Stop and Smell the Roses,” contemporary figure painting of woman and bicycle

contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bicycle by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Stop & Smell the Roses,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Stop & Smell the Roses”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

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

“2nd & Monroe,” contemporary urban scene with bicycles & figure

contemporary urban scene by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “2nd & Monroe,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″ x 3/4″

“2nd & Monroe”  sold_dot   sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

The Art Guild to which I am a member issued a challenge to express an image of downtown Corvallis on 2nd between Madison & Monroe.  Last week I went downtown.  There was a fiercely cold wind and I had a bunch of other errands to do so took only about four photos but I did see these bikes so my decision was easy.  We will be showing these paintings, drawings or other expressions at the meeting on Monday.

“A Quick Glance,” contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bicycle

contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bicycle by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “A Quick Glance,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

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

“Zippin,” contemporary figure painting, study for larger work

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Zippin,” acrylic, 11 x 14 x 3/4″

“Zippin”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
11″ x 14″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This painting is a study for a larger work. It is bigger than my usual study size but is still on the 3/4″ thick wrapped canvas.

“Miss Manners,” contemporary figure painting

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Miss Manners,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

I used one of Kate Nowland’s photographs in her clothing as reference for this painting. Click here (EvieGreenPixie clothing) to see her work.

“Coffee Shop Stairs,” contemporary painting of a woman in an urban scene

contemporary painting of a woman in an urban scene by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Coffee Shop Stairs,” acrylic, 24″ x 24″

“Coffee Shop Stairs”
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$995 (plus shipping and handling)

Available from Xanadu Gallery

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The reference photo was one from Portland, Oregon. Some artistic license was used in the making of this painting 🙂

“Fun in the Sun,” contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bicycle

figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Fun in the Sun,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Fun in the Sun”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Dancer’s Pose,” contemporary figure painting doing a yoga pose

contemporary figure painting of a woman doing the dancer's pose by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Dancer’s Pose,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

“Taking the Scenic Route,” contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bicycle

contemporary painting of a woman on a bike by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Taking the Scenic Route,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Taking the Scenic Route”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“The Dog Whisperer,” contemporary figure painting of a woman with dogs

contemporary figure painting of  a woman with dogs by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “The Dog Whisperer,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“The Dog Whisperer”  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 Lido di Jeloso which is in Italy.