Archive for July, 2016

New Paintings & Summer is ablaze with color on the Marsh

New Paintings

These mixed media painting’s called “Surrounding Me” & “Loving you” are both textural and made from layers of oil paint and oil pastel drawing and painting layering and overlapping.They can be sold together as a diptych or separately.

Loving You | 18x18 | Mixed Media | CJK

Loving You | 18×18 | Mixed Media | CJK

Surrounding Me | 18x18 | Mixed Media | CJK

Surrounding Me | 18×18 | Mixed Media | CJK

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Vista | 60×48 | Oil and Wax

This is a striking large scale contemporary painting, the inspiration for this marsh scene was from a smaller painting I did some time ago called “Marsh in Fall”. The challenge of course is to have a piece read on a larger scale yet still pushing the paint, using artistic license to go beyond what was done before. A unique change up, in the palette, I had fun playing with color and using the composition to lead the viewer into the painting. With the bright bright light we have in the south the marsh takes on colors that can be extreme. The paint and texture of this painting is layered with vibrations of color play within.

 

Vibrant Marsh | 48x48 | Oil and Wax | CJK

Vibrant Marsh | 48×48 | Oil and Wax | CJK

This large scale contemporary marsh painting is full of color and energy. Pushing color it is an uplifting vibrant painting and depiction of the marsh. Here in Florida the light sends the marshes into shock waves of color. As an artist its fun to push the boundary’s. Vibrant Marsh is ablaze with color!

 

Claire J KendrickExhibition, landscape, Oil PaintingJuly 29, 20160 comments
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“Pathway to Calm” – new painting delivered to – Art on Centre, FL

Pathway to Calm, has been beautifully custom framed and is exhibiting at Art on Centre Gallery, FL

This painting has just been delivered to Art on Centre Gallery, Fernandina , FL. This is a new custom framed painting and is a clever combination of two moldings stacked together, its a beautiful transitional look with a white slightly distressed wood on the front and dark metallic angled edge. It compliments this seascape painting wonderfully. Try to call in & see it in person. – http://artoncentre.com/

Art on Centre, located in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida. Our gallery features works from living American artists using various mediums in a contemporary theme. Our mission is to create personal connections with artists and clients – bringing art to life in a welcoming and approachable environment.

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Claire J KendrickExhibitionJuly 29, 20160 comments
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Vista

60×48 | Oil and Wax | CJK

The inspiration for this marsh painting was from a smaller piece I did some time ago called “Marsh in Fall”. The challenge of course is to have a piece read on a larger scale yet still pushing the paint, using artistic license to go beyond what was done before. A change up, in the palette, this is less autumnal and I had fun playing with color and making it work to lead the viewer into the painting. With the bright bright light we have in the south the marsh takes on colors that can be extreme. The paint and texture of this painting is layered with vibrations of color play within.

“This is a hot climate and colorful coast it’s a joy to live here. I love the expanse of the marshlands, the big cloud-scapes, the scenery is dramatic and I try to express that in my paintings. When you’re out painting in these isolated places it feels like you have the world to yourself. The subtle shifts of light can in a moment calm or energize the environment. The paintings on exhibition are color sensations, passionate responses, and magical experiences.” – CJK

Claire J KendrickLandscape SeriesJuly 29, 20160 comments
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St Augustine 7th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibition

July 23 – Aug 28 2016

Congratulations to all who were accepted to the St Augustine Art Association 7th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibition. Entry’s from 26 states and 6 countries and artists that represent 46 cities in the State of Florida. 127 works of art selected from close to 500 entry’s.
“Morning Wake Up” | 48×48 | CJK

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 storms and high seas remind me of my native home, Ireland, the North West Outpost of Europe. Those memories combined with the ferociousness of the weather fronts brings a depth and passion to my work, yet the stillness and peace of the southern shores as depicted in “Morning Wake Up” 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. All this –- the vigor of life is to be conveyed onto a canvas. It is a love, and a challenge.

“The vistas of possibility are only limited by the shortness of life.”
(Winston Churchill)

Claire J KendrickExhibitionJuly 27, 20161 comment
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