Archive for October, 2015

Seascape Paintings Hanging in the Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples

From the Left

  • Aqua I | 30×30 | Oil Encaustic
  • Sand Dune Bay | 48×48 | Oil
  • Aqua III | 36×36 | Oil
  • Mini Abstract Ocean Diptych | 8×16 | Oil
For further information on any of these paintings contact Nancy or Pamela at Gardner Colby Galleries

Artist Notes

Living on the east coast of the United States I look out on the Atlantic Ocean and I’m challenged as an artist to capture its vastness. The stillness and peace of the southern shores is a soothing calm and is both a joy and quest to capture as a plein air and studio painter.

Symbolically the ocean is a sign of power and strength, due to its immensity. Observing and painting the great power of the ocean and its weather fronts is much like having a front row seat at the theater. As a plein air painter there is an urgency and need to capture the essence of your vista – it’s sparked by emotion and energy. Then the atmosphere and weather of the outdoors adds to the paintings aliveness.  It is a love, and a challenge.

Claire J KendrickUncategorizedOctober 17, 20150 comments
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Small Impasto Botanical Paintings

Artist Notes

These Little Gems are all 8″x6″ paintings on board – using lots of paint and a fully loaded brush and palette knife.

Impasto Floral Arrangement on Blue Table | 8x6 | Oil Impasto

Impasto Floral Arrangement on Blue Table | 8×6 | Oil Impasto

Hydrangea and Folige in Green Vase | 8x6 | Oil Impasto

Hydrangea and Foliage in Green Vase | 8×6 | Oil Impasto

Impasto Blooms on Mauve | 6x8 | Oil Impasto

Impasto Blooms on Mauve | 6×8 | Oil Impasto

An Array of Flowers on Stripes | 8x6 | Oil Impasto

Featured Image – An Array of Flowers on Stripes | 8×6 | Oil Impasto

 

For purchase and pricing please contact me at claire@cjk-studio.com

 

Claire J KendrickBotanical Series, Oil PaintingOctober 14, 20150 comments
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Contemporary New Seascape Painting – “Aqua”

Available at Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples

Aqua | 36×36 | Oil on Linen | CJK

Artist Notes

This painting is about having the bravery to paint that one heavy impasto wave in a confident stroke. The foreground fragmenting was inspired very loosely from a painting by Henri-Edmond Cross – the Golden Isles, 1891/92

Although the subject of the canvas is indeed the islands, Cross has eliminated all picturesque elements and concentrated on the effects of light on colour. The various elements in the landscape become three large colored bands: the sand, sea and sky.

In keeping with the Neo-impressionist technique that he had recently begun to apply, he used rounded brushstrokes of various sizes from the dabs in the foreground to the tiny dots on the horizon, adjusting the spacing to create a slight effect of perspective. (Musée d’Orsay)

I took inspiration from this and used it in the foreground of this painting  but not in small dots side by side instead I used a much larger bold brush application but borrow the idea that the observer’s eye mixes the colors.

The term Neo-Impressionism refers to a technique where color pigments are no longer mixed either on the palette or directly on canvas, but instead placed as small dots side by side. Mixing of colors takes place from a suitable distance, in the observor’s eye, as an “optical mixture

The pointillism is to take an idea and make it your own. – LOL

Claire J KendrickAbstract, Seascape, UncategorizedOctober 14, 20150 comments
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Painting Progression Video by Artist CJK

“Embrace” | 42″x 42″ | Oil Encaustic

Private Collector’s painting “Embrace” – View this short 1min video showing the progression of this large scale botanical encaustic painting – artist CJK at play with flames and flowers!!!

Thanks to Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples and the Private Collector for this wonderful commission project.

Flowers by 57 Treasury, St Augustine.

Claire J KendrickBotanical Series, Oil Painting, VideoOctober 4, 20154 comments
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Selection of Paintings from Figure, Landscape, Still Life and Seascape Series

Its an ongoing process to develop each series featured.

Figure | “Confused” | 12″x12″ | Available via Modern Villa Gallery, OR

Landscape | “Intercoastal Symphony” | 52″x 66″ | Available via CJK-Studio, FL

Still Life | “Peaceful Posy” | 24″x24″ | Available via CJK-Studio, FL

Seascape | “Aqua” | 36″x36″ | Available via Gardner Colby Galleries, FL

Claire J KendrickUncategorizedOctober 1, 20150 comments
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