Archive for June, 2016

CJK-Studio Seascapes 4 (Short Video 1 min)

Please watch this short video showing a selection of seascape paintings from my studio and done “en plein air”. Enjoy!

 

Professional Gallery Representation

Art on Centre
503, Centre Street, Fenandina Beach, FL, 32034

Gardner Colby Gallery
386 and 365 Broad Avenue South, Gallery Row, Naples, FL, 34102

Modern Villa Gallery
224 N. Hemlock, Suite 6 “The Landing”, Cannon Beach, Oregon. 97110 USA

Plum Gallery
10 Aviles Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

CJK-Studio
St Augustine, FL

Claire J Kendrick painting en plein air - Cape Cod. MA

Claire J Kendrick painting en plein air – Cape Cod. MA

Early light and plein air painting begining by CJK

Early light and plein air painting begining by CJK

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Plein Air, Seascape, VideoJune 30, 20160 comments
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Path Leading to the Sea

30×30 | Oil on Board | CJK

Seascape Painting done from the Dunes on the National Seashore Cape Cod, MA. Staying in one of the famous Dune Shack I would go out each day and paint sometimes large canvases like this one using a Beauport Easel. It was a great investment easel for the trip, light weight and sturdy – it’s been perfect for working on large plein air paintings.

The seas are the heart’s blood of the earth. Plucked up and kneaded by the sun and the moon, the tides are systole and diastole of earth’s veins.

– Henry Beston, The Outermost House.

Claire J Kendrick painting en plein air - Cape Cod. MA

Claire J Kendrick painting en plein air – Cape Cod. MA 2016

Claire J KendrickSeascape SeriesJune 20, 20160 comments
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Thinking of you my sweet Beach Rose

30×30 | Oil on Board | CJK

These beach roses were in bloom during my stay on Cape Cod and the beautiful scent wafts through the air as you walk by. These made me think of my daughter and so just had to be painted. I loved the shadow pattern in this composition.

Saltspray rose, seaside rose, dune rose, beach rose—by any name, it is as common as sea grass on the coast, as iconic as a lighthouse on a cliff. Flourishing up and down North America’s northeastern seaboard, this rose is so naturalized on the shores of New England that it seems like a native. It grows as wildly as weeds on the prairie. But in fact, this rampant rose is an import, and a relatively recent one at that. Indigenous to the Far East, it was unknown in the West until the late eighteenth century, when a Swedish botanist by the name of Carl Peter Thunberg first spotted it in Japan. Charmed by its crinkly petals and serrated leaves, he called it Rosa rugosa, or “wrinkled rose.”…………Growing freely on Cape Cod and the Islands, it was gaining a foothold in Connecticut and Rhode Island and a toehold in New Hampshire and Maine. Amateur botanists recorded its appearances and its habits. How it got here is anyone’s guess…………..According to legend, it washed up after a shipwreck. (Why the castaway rose was onboard in the first place is a practical question that this legend does not address.) Another possibility is that it was an accidental stowaway: seeds or root bits may have been crated up with other plants shipped overseas. Or maybe a bird, not a boat, delivered Rosa rugosa—and considering how freely swallows and sparrows disperse seeds, that may be the case. -http://coastalhg.com/In-the-Garden/the-beach-rose.html

Claire J KendrickSeascape SeriesJune 20, 20160 comments
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Provincetown Dunes

30×30 | Oil on Board | CJK

Claire J. Kendrick has been awarded through the Provincetown Community Compact, a residency in the Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historic District.She will be residing in one of the 19 well-known Dune Shacks. The Shack is tucked away from civilization, but it has lodged several famous artists and authors throughout time who have been in search of seclusion in which to work.

This is a plein air painting done on location during her residency at the Dune Shack.

Claire J KendrickSeascape SeriesJune 20, 20160 comments
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Memoir from the Dunes

36×36 | Oil on Canvas | CJK

Claire J. Kendrick has been awarded through the Provincetown Community Compact, a residency in the Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historic District.She will be residing in one of the 19 well-known Dune Shacks. The Shack is tucked away from civilization, but it has lodged several famous artists and authors throughout time who have been in search of seclusion in which to work.

Memoir from the Dunes was painted from the door of the C-Scape Dune Shack on a rainy day that forced me to stay under shelter. With the door of the shack open I had the perfect view of this group of trees and high dune beyond.

 

Claire J KendrickJune 20, 20160 comments
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Cape Cod Daybreak Dune

36×36 | Oil on Canvas | CJK

Early light and plein air painting begining by CJK

Early light and plein air painting begining by CJK

Claire J. Kendrick has been awarded through the Provincetown Community Compact, a residency in the Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historic District. She will be residing in one of the 19 well-known Dune Shacks. The Shack is tucked away from civilization, but it has lodged several famous artists and authors throughout time who have been in search of seclusion in which to work.

This is a plein air painting done on location during her residency at the Dune Shack. Painted in early morning light around 5am just before the sun came up, from the C-Scape Dune Shack.

The great rhythms of nature, to-day so dully disregarded, wounded even, have here their spacious and primeval liberty: cloud and shadow of cloud, wind and tide, tremor of night and day. – Henry Beston, The Outermost House.

Beauport Easel has been a great investment – it’s been perfect for working on larger plein air. For early morning light I use it right outside the shack looking out the expansive dune scene before me.

 

Claire J KendrickSeascape SeriesJune 20, 20160 comments
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Dune Grass

30×30 | Oil on Board | CJK

Kendrick has been awarded through the Provincetown Community Compact, a residency in the Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historic District.She will be residing in one of the 19 well-known Dune Shacks. The Shack is tucked away from civilization, but it has lodged several famous artists and authors throughout time who have been in search of seclusion in which to work.

Dune Grass was painted en plein air during the artist-in-residence stay at C-Scape Dune Shack on the National Seashore, MA.

Touch the earth, love the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places. For the gifts of life are the earth’s and they are given to all, and they are the songs of birds at daybreak, Orion and the Bear, and the dawn seen over the ocean from the beach.  – Henry Beston, The Outermost House.

Claire J Kendrick works large outdoors capturing the scene en plein air.

Claire J Kendrick works large outdoors capturing the scene en plein air.

Claire J KendrickSeascape SeriesJune 20, 20160 comments
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