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Contemporary painting of a house “Elmwood Avenue”

contemporary painting of a house and garden by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Elmwood Avenue,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Elmwood Avenue”  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 Philadelphia.  Here is the Google street view link.

 

Contemporary landscape painting “The Drive Up”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “The Drive Up,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

I wanted to try and keep this one a little stormy or dark maybe with the sun just coming up.

 

Contemporary dog portrait painting “Dudley”

contemporary pet portrait of a dog  "Dudley" by Carolee Clark

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

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

Happy holidays everyone!

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 goat painting “Buddy”

contemporary goat painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

Thanks for permission to use the photograph L!

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 cat painting “Question Everything”

contemporary cat painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Question Everything,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Question Everything”  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 painting of sailing “Catching the Breeze”

contemporary painting of sailing boat by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Catching the Breeze,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Catching the Breeze”  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 autumn tree painting “November’s Pause”

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “November’s Pause,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

I’m gearing up to do a few more larger landscape paintings so needed to do some studies.  This is the first one.

Philomath Open Studios – Thank you to all of you who came out to see my work in my studio during this year’s Philomath Open Studios!  This is the painting I was working on during the second weekend.

Contemporary Cocker Spaniel dog portrait painting “Regality”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

I’ve been keeping busy with dog portrait requests.  Here is another English Cocker Spaniel 🙂

Contemporary Cocker Spaniel dog portrait painting, “Bed Head Dude”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Bed Head Dude,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

This cocker spaniel had sweet curls on his head which gave him the look of having just woken up.

Contemporary painting of birds “Harmonizing”

contemporary painting of birds by Carolee Clark

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

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

Contemporary urban scene painting “Bantry House”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Bantry House,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

It has been several months since I have done a painting using Google Maps.  This painting is a submission for the Virtual Paint Out blog. The area of concentration this month is Country Kerry, Ireland.  Here is the Google street view link.

Contemporary painting of a llama “Spitting Image”

contemporary painting of a llama by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Spitting Image,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

I used an adorable photo of a llama for this painting (thank you for your permission to paint from your wonderful photos!).

Contemporary dog portrait painting “Tula”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

This Boykin Spaniel’s name is Mocha Ridge Tula Roux.  Is that a great name or what?  She is still a puppy at two years of age.

I’d like to thank Cassandra Fildey for permission to paint from her photograph.  Of course, the coloring has been modified  🙂

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 dog portrait painting, “Ruby”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

This is a painting of “Ruby” a Boykin Spaniel.   I used a photograph of Lloyd and Kelly Forehand as reference for this painting.  Thank you for sharing such a great photo!

This sweet dog had a sesame seed on her nose in the photo that I used.  How adorable is that?  I can just imagine Ruby sharing a bagel with a friend and that puts a smile on my face!

Contemporary landscape painting “Salt in the Air”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Salt in the Air,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Salt in the Air”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This painting is a study for a larger one that I am doing.  The form factor is going to be different so I did a sketch for the study, the small painting and another sketch for the large one.  I’m painting the large one right now.

Below are the sketches for both paintings.  You might notice that I don’t adhere to my original sketch but make changes as I move through the painting process.  Painting the small one helps me to come to some decisions before I do a larger one and hopefully waste less paint!

© Carolee Clark, sketches for "Salt in the Air"

© Carolee Clark, sketches for “Salt in the Air”

Contemporary dog portrait painting “Skipper”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

He may be little but he has a big heart and personality!  It’s funny how some very small dogs don’t know how small they are.  This little guy isn’t lacking confidence.

Thanks to Deborah Peterson for the photo reference of her little Chihuahua.

Contemporary landscape painting “Burch Farm”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Burch Farm,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

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

This was started on location near Airlie Road outside of Corvallis.  It is over the hill from Burch Farm.