Archive for January, 2013

Aqua Nude

Painting Themes

Aqua Nude| 18″ x 24″ | Oil

I will often explore a pose over and over, finding something different each time. When painting the same subject several times; often I change the scale of canvas, lighting or proportion. Painting in themes allows me to explore a subject deeply.



Red Nude | 22″ x 28″ | Oil on Linen


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Claire J KendrickDrawing, Figure, Oil PaintingJanuary 22, 20130 comments
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Female Forms

facing forward9x12web

Facing Forward | 9″ x 12 ” | Mixed Media

Yellow Light5x7web

Yellow Light | 5″ x 7″ | Mixed Media

Capturing the curve of the human body with these oil study’s…… and this quote springs to mind.

“One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barley achieve through one’s greatest efforts.” Albert Einstein



Claire J KendrickFigureJanuary 18, 20130 comments
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Have a voice on what your city looks like in 2025. Do you want more jobs, better schools..! Have a voice, make a choice…! To make it happen there has to be a plan. Think about getting involved!

Watch this short video – This is the sound of Al Letson, steering Committee member for JAX2025……. and he is sensational at getting us excited about Jacksonville, FL.


-Attend one or all of the community meetings. Just click here for dates and to register:

Claire J KendrickInterviewJanuary 16, 20130 comments
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Dealers, Collectors and Art Lovers

The common qualities of dealer’s, collector’s and art lovers!

*          an absolute love and passion for art and the artistic process

*          a discerning eye

*          a desire that the artist’s work be shared

*          the dedicated collector supports the artists with unparalleled commitment

Recently a group of artists from St Augustine received a very special invite to plein air paint at an amazing property. The location was breathtaking, with 360° panoramic sun decks wrapping around the house, all with amazing views! Each view of the marsh was unique as we were elevated, looking down into the marsh – usually I find remote locations but they are almost always at eye level.

This experience was way too much excitement for one day – there were so many unique views to take in. How do you capture the majesty of the marsh? I always feel so in amazed, at the awesomeness of it all.

Frankly….I was a little disappointed with the en plein air work I produced that day. This often happens when trying for a finished painting. So feeling that the results of my excursion were rather inadequate – this painting malarkey always keeps you humble – returned to the studio and the marsh a few more times for more inspiration.

Here are some small studies “Crazy Fun” and “Signals Breaking Up” that were painted during the melt down phase! However, these paintings somehow set the nervous energy for others, which captured the essence of what I wanted to say.

You may not always get what you want on location all the time, but it takes time to persevere. Now I kind of like these crazy little paintings, I call them mental notes, and now I’m thrilled about them.

Heard someone say this “If you’re poor, you’re CRAZY if you’re rich, you’re ECCENTRIC!!!” ….. (It was one of the million dollar decorators!)

So as a self-diagnosed crazy, I’m positively looking forward to graduating to eccentric any day now. LOL

* so there’s another common quality of the dealer, collector and art lover they understand each other being crazy eccentric – – about ART!


Signals breaking up12x12web

Signals Breaking Up | 12″ x 12″ | Oil Encaustic

Crazy Fun | 9" x 9" | Oil Encaustic

Crazy Fun | 9″ x 9″ | Oil Encaustic


Autumn Song 24x24 web

Autumn Song | 24″ x 24″ | Oil Encaustic

Marsh in Fall22x28web

Marsh in Fall | 22″ x 28″ | Oil Encaustic


Skyfall | 36″ x 36″ | Oil Encaustic




Claire J KendrickNewsletter, Oil Painting, Plein AirJanuary 11, 20130 comments
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Unveiled last night at the STAA

These two paintings were unveiled last night at the opening at the 2013 ANNUAL FIGURE & PORTRAIT SHOW at the St Augustine Art Association.

JAN 4- 27 | I would like to thank the St Augustine Art Association for the special award (second place) at the Annual Figure and Portrait Show.

Spotlight from above |8″ x 10″ | Oil | $525

Comfortable | 8″ x 8″ | Oil |SOLD ( Awarded 2nd Place)

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Spot Light from Above | 8" x 10" | Oil on Board | CJK

Spot Light from Above | 8″ x 10″ | Oil on Board | CJK


Comfortable | 8″ x 8″ | Oil | SOLD ( Awarded 2nd Place)

Claire J KendrickExhibition, FigureJanuary 5, 20135 comments
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