Tag Archives: figure

“Ride for Fun,” contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bicycle

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

© Carolee Clark, “Ride for Fun,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Ride for Fun”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

It has been so windy around here lately.  I find myself painting things that show that windiness.

“Breezy,” contemporary figure painting of woman in the wind

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

With permission, I used one of Kate Nowland’s photographs as reference for this painting. Click here EvieGreenPixie clothing to see her work.

“Locally Grown,” contemporary farmer’s market scene painting

contemporary urban scene of a farmer's market painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Locally Grown,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Locally Grown”  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 Bulgaria.

“Dress Fancy,” contemporary urban scene painting with a window shopper

contemporary figure painting of a window shopper by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Dress Fancy,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

“Happiness is a Tailwind,” contemporary whimsical figure painting of a woman on a bicycle

whimsical painting of a woman on a bicycle by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Happiness is a Tailwind,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Happiness is a Tailwind”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Basic Transportation Fancified,” contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bicycle

contemporary urban view painting of a woman on a bicycle by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Basic Transportation Fancified,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Basic Transportation Fancified”  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 Vilnuis, Lithuania.

“Boardwalk Activities,” contemporary figure painting of woman on a bicycle

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

© Carolee Clark, “Boardwalk Activities,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Boardwalk Activities”  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 Valparaiso, Chile.

“Dog Days of Summer,” contemporary figure painting with a dog (labrador)

contemporary figure painting with a dog by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Dog Days of Summer,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Dog Days of Summer”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Dream Big,” contemporary figure painting

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Dream Big,” acrylic, 24″ x 24″

“Dream Big”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 24″
acrylic on wrapped canvas (1.5″)

“Modern Dance,” contemporary figure painting of a dancer

contemporary figure painting of a dancer by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Modern Dance,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

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

I am so enjoying these expressive little paintings with lots of color and pattern I couldn’t resist another one.    Also, I am working on a larger one of these figure paintings  (24″ x 24″) which I will hopefully finish soon.

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

“Feeling Good,” contemporary figure painting of dancer

contemporary figure painting of a dancer by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Feeling Good,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

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

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

“Sing You a Song,” contemporary figure painting

contemporary figure painting of a musician by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Sing You a Song,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Sing You a Song”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I took a photo of this musician at the farmer’s market in Corvallis, Oregon last summer.

“A Fine Summer’s Day,” contemporary figure painting of a woman on a bicycle with a dog

contemporary painting of a woman on her bicycle with a dog by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “A Fine Summer’s Day,” 24″ x 18″, acrylic on wrapped canvas (1.5″)

“A Fine Summer’s Day”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 18″
acrylic on wrapped canvas (1.5″)

“Not a Word Kid,” a whimsical figure painting of a woman, bicycle and dogs

whimsical painting of a woman on a bike with a dog by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Not a Word Kid,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Not a Word Kid”  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.  I thought I would add the link to the actual Google Street View scene that I used to show you what I did with the information.

Click here to see the actual place on Google Street View.  You can see that I used the bicycle, the basket, part of the man’s pose including his right arm and left leg and shoe.  I changed his sex.  I changed his left arm position as it looked like he was picking his nose, changed the package in the basket to a large dog and added a smaller dog looking at him.  I removed all the background including the second person except for a little of the curb.  I was trying for a little humor as the title of the painting hopefully suggests.

“Special Delivery,” contemporary painting of a woman on a bicycle

woman on a bicycle painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Special Delivery,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

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

“Sheltered from the Rain,” whimiscal figure painting

whimsical figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Sheltered from the Rain,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Sheltered from the Rain”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Breezy Biking,” contemporary figure painting of woman on bicycle

contemporary figure painting of woman on a bike by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Breezy Biking,” 10″ x10″, acrylic

“Breezy Biking”  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Elegance,” figurative ink painting – sale benefiting American Red Cross

figure study in ink by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, 10.5″ x 7″, ink on watercolor paper

“Elegance”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10.5″ x 7″ ink on watercolor paper, unframed

Daily Paintworks has organized a fundraiser for the Hurricane Sandy relief.  The proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to the American Red Cross.

Daily Painting, “Comfortably Barefoot,” contemporary figure painting

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Comfortably Barefoot,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

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

Daily Painting, “Walking with Confidence,” contemporary figure painting

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Walking with Confidence,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Walking with Confidence”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Daily Painting, “What a Beauty,” contemporary car show scene

contemporary car scene painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “What a Beauty,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“What a Beauty”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This is the third of four paintings that I created for the NW Art & Air Festival in Albany, Oregon. The poster is below:

Daily Painting, “Pretty, Witty and Bright,” contemporary figure painting of a female dancer

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Pretty, Witty and Bright,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Pretty, Witty and Bright”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

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

Daily Painting, “The Daily Return,” contemporary woman on a motorbike

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “The Daily Return,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“The Daily Return”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

When I am going into town for my fitness class at about 4:30 in the afternoon, there is a woman riding a little motorbike on her way home.  I imagine it is her “daily return” and I never fail to see her regardless of the weather.

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

© Carolee Clark

Daily Painting, “Daringly Dashing,” contemporary painting of a woman on a motorbike

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Daringly Dashing,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Daringly Dashing”    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 Thailand.

Daily Painting, “Finding Her Voice,” contemporary figure painting

contemporary figure painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Finding Her Voice,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Finding Her Voice”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Below is the sketch that I did the other day.   You can see that I drew outside of the lines 🙂  I knew right away that I would make a painting from this.

© Carolee Clark, sketch for “Finding Her Voice”