Tag Archives: Oregon

“Botkin Hill,” contemporary landscape painting

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

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Contemporary portrait painting of a horse, “Grace”

contemporary portrait painting of a horse by Carolee Clark

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

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

Contemporary dog portrait painting “Plays Well With Others”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Plays Well With Others,” acrylic, 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″

“Plays Well With Others”
by Carolee Clark
12″ x 12″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$250 (plus $15 shipping and handling within US)


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© Carolee Clark "Plays Well With Others Sketch" ink, 4" x 4"

© Carolee Clark “Plays Well With Others Sketch” ink

Contemporary boat painting “Off Season”

contemporary boat painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Off Season,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Off Season” 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 Greenland. Here is the Google street view link.

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 tree painting “Companionship”

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Companionship,” acrylic, 60″ x 48″ x 1.5″

“Companionship”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
60″ x 48″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This is the second painting I have finished recently from reference photos that I took while walking in MacDonald Forest in Corvallis, Oregon.

I’ve included a couple of photographs of it hanging on a wall in my house too.   (Note:  the wall outlet is 4.5″ x 2.75″).   In the second photo you can see how I’ve continued the image around the edge of the canvas.

© Carolee Clark, "Companionship" hanging on the wall, 60" x 48" x 1.5", acrylic

© Carolee Clark, “Companionship” hanging on the wall, 48″ x 60″ x 1.5″, acrylic

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark, "Companionship" hanging on the wall, side view

© Carolee Clark, “Companionship” hanging on the wall, side view

 

Contemporary tree painting “Entanglements”

large contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Entanglements,” 60″ x 48″ x 1.5″

“Entanglements”
by Carolee Clark
60″ x 48″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$5000 (plus $400 shipping and handling within the US)


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There are some beautiful trees where I enjoy walking in MacDonald Forest at the end of Oak Creek Drive.  I have taken some photographs of them.  They are huge!

This is the largest painting I have ever finished.  We hung it in the living room so that I could photograph it on the wall and it made the 4′ x 3′ painting that had been hanging there look very small indeed.

It is raining and quite dark today so I had to turn on every light I could which made the light look a warm yellow.

painting by Carolee Clark "Entanglements" hanging in situ living room

© Carolee Clark

painting "Entanglements" by Carolee Clark hanging in situ living room

© Carolee Clark