Tag Archives: flowers

“Exaltation” contemporary floral abstract painting

contemporary floral abstract painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Exaltation,” 7″ x 5″, watercolor on paper

“Exaltation”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
7″ x 5″
watercolor on paper, unframed

“Jumble” contemporary floral abstract painting

contemporary floral abstract painting by Carolee Clark

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

“Jumble”
by Carolee Clark
7″ x 5″
watercolor on paper, unframed

 

“Spring” contemporary abstract floral painting

contemporary floral abstract by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Spring,” 10″ x 10″ x 3/4″, acrylic

“Spring”
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x .75″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$125 (shipping and handling included within US)

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“All That Is Floral” contemporary floral painting

contemporary floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “All That Is Floral,” 10″ x 10″ x .75″, acrylic

“All That Is Floral”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x .75″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Twig & Blossom,” contemporary floral painting

contemporary floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Twig & Blossom,” 10″ x 10″ x .75″, acrylic

“Twig & Blossom”
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x .75″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$125 (shipping and handling included within US)

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“Winter Bouquet,” contemporary floral painting

contemporary floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Winter Bouquet,” 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″, acyrlic

“Winter Bouquet”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
12″ x 12″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I painted over a landscape painting to get this one and there is only a speck or two that is left of the original painting. I wanted to create beautiful color. As one of my friends likes to say, “I just wanted to push paint around.”

Contemporary painting of a cart with fruit and flowers “The Watermelon Wagon”

contemporary painting of a cart with fruit and flowers by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “The Watermelon Wagon,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“The Watermelon Wagon”  sold_dot sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Clothesline Sale of Art 2015 is this Saturday!  Come see my work, the work of other talented local artists and introduce yourself!

Benton County Courthouse Lawn
120 NW 4th Street, Corvallis, Oregon
Saturday, August 1, 2015  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contemporary floral painting “Joys of Summer”

contemporary floral scene by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Joys of Summer,” acrylic, 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″

“Joys of Summer”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
12″ x 12″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Our outdoor painting group “Vistas & Vineyards” has started up again with our annual trip to Garland Nursery in Corvallis, Oregon. There is always so much to choose from to paint here, but I settled on some pots of flowers and a steel bike “planter.” The temperature was cool but it felt great to be outside to paint again.

Contemporary floral painting “Just for the Fun of It”

contemporary floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Just for the Fun of It,” acrylic, 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″

“Just for the Fun of It”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
12″ x 12″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Contemporary floral painting “Three Daisies”

contemporary floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Three Daisies,” acrylic, 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″

“Three Daisies”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
12″ x 12″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I continue to make a liar out of myself by painting flowers. Three weeks ago I stated in public that I don’t paint florals or still life because I’m not a gardener or a collector of things.  I think that I paint landscapes or figures like crazy for a while and then need a visual break and a different kind of challenge.  This must be my break.

Contemporary floral painting of tulips “Welcome Back”

contemporary floral painting of tulips by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Welcome Back,” acrylic, 36″ x 48″ x 1.5″

“Welcome Back”
by Carolee Clark
36″ x 48″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$2900 (plus $190 shipping and handling within the US)


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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 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 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.

Abstracted floral painting “Bloomin’ Color”

abstracted floral painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Bloomin’ Color,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Bloomin’ Color”  sold_dot sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I needed to shake myself up and just have fun.  This painting is exactly what I wanted.

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 flower painting “Floral Lineup”

contemporary flower painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Floral Lineup,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

Contemporary landscape painting, “Sunflower Garden”

contemporary landscape painting with sunflowers by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Sunflower Garden,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

This was started on site at Peoria Farmer’s Market a few weeks ago.  I finally had time to get back and finish it.

Contemporary landscape with a building painting “Lazy Afternoon”

contemporary landscape building painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Lazy Afternoon,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

A few weeks ago I was painting at Finley Wildlife Refuge.  This is the second painting that was started at this location.  It is the Cabell Lodge which was built circa 1912 and is now used by the headquarters office for the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

The little black cat I added for a touch more life as I didn’t see anyone else around and it seemed a shame that such a fine building didn’t have a little more activity.

“Confidences,” contemporary figure painting

contemporary figure painting of two friends on a benchby Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Confidences,” acrylic, 24″ x 24″ x 1.5″

“Confidences”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Flower Wagon,” contemporary urban scene painting with figures and flowers

contemporary figure painting with flowers by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Flower Wagon,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

Painting, “Pick Me,” contemporary flower market scene painting with figures

contemporary flower market painting with figures by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Pick Me,” acrylic, 24″ x 24″ x 1.5″

“Pick Me”
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Available from Xanadu Gallery

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Painting “Sales are Bright” contemporary flower market scene painting with figures

contemporary flower market scene with figures by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Sales are Bright,” acrylic, 20″ x 20″ x 1.5″

“Sales are Bright”
by Carolee Clark
20″ x 20″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Available from Xanadu Gallery

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