New Books from CJK-Studio
New Art Books from each of my series available through Blurb – Hardback or Softback. Landscape Series Figure Series Still Life Series Seascape Series
Figure Paintings at Modern Villa Gallery
A selection of figure paintings exhibiting at the Modern Villa Gallery The Modern Villa is a contemporary art gallery resting on the rocky shores of Cannon Beach, Oregon. A mere hour and a half from Portland, Modern Villa’s exhibitions embody the region’s rustic coastline appeal. We showcase two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of a variety of different mediums, while some of our highlights include expressionist lifestyle, seascape and landscape paintings. Our exhibited works can be purchased on location. Alternatively, we offer
Exhibition of Figure Paintings by CJK
Figuratively Speaking Photos from the opening exhibition at the Cultural Center Ponte Vedra Beach, FL “Figuratively Speaking”. — The beauty of being figurative while conversing or writing is that it creates a subtle, special meaning. The nuances of figurative language create associations and suggestions in the listener’s mind that have not been stated implicitly. When painting the viewer uniquely observes and they in turn have their own private reaction, based on their views, life experience, feeling towards the work.
Figure Exhibition | Cultural Center Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
March 6th – April 17th, 2015“Figuratively Speaking” The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will open a unique exhibition featuring artist Claire Kendrick, March 6 – April 17th. “Figuratively Speaking” is a series of oil paintings and sketches which studies the human figure. Each year the curatorial committee select artists to exhibit and as study of the nude figure has long been at the heart of traditional education in the arts, it is an important exhibition and shows a real
Park Life – Figurative Studies – Inspired by Peggi Kroll Roberts.
For a few years I have been inspired by the painter Peggi Kroll Roberts. She’s lives and works in California and when I heard she was teaching here in Florida I jumped at the chance to join one of her workshops. It’s good to get out of the studio and to work with professional full time artist is always valuable. Peggi shared great painting tips and it was interesting to learn what life is like on the road, as she
Hosting an open studio event.
Opening your studio can be a fun way to share new work with collectors and friends. This is a unique opportunity for people to get an inside look at the nuts and bolts of life in the studio. During my pregnancy its been hard to stay away from painting – but this was a great event to plan. Its worth giving yourself a few weeks to organized inventory and display. Design and print invitations and gather a collector list! Its
Mix it up!
Getting back into Figure Drawing after a bit of a break…. so back and mixing it up! Using some old panels I painted in Oil and Oil Pastel….zoom in — zoom out…..some new perspectives! Switch it up and mix it up, never a predictable outcome, but keeps ya thinking! Have you a favorite… let me know! I love my iPhone | 8″ x 8″ | Oil & Oil Pastel on Board Robot Wars | 8″ x 10″ | Oil on
New Painting in the Figure Series
12″ x 12″ | Looking Up | Oil | CJK If you are interested in Figure Drawing or Painting consider attending – One Day Figure Workshop at St Augustine Art Association. It’s an open studio session, no tuition.Live Model SessionIntermediate / Advanced artist’s Date: Monday August 19th, 2013 Cost: $35 Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm Lunch Break (12.30 – 1.30) The model ( Rebecca ) will be in a sitting / lying position with backdrop and props offering textural and color
which is most concerned with the essence of the pose, and an economy of means in its representation, rather than a careful study of modeling of light on the form. You’re letting the pencil roam freely and quickly in order to capture the model’s movement For some artists, there is a calisthenic logic: just as an athlete warms up before exercising or participating in sports, artists use gesture drawing to prepare themselves mentally and physically for a figure drawing session. The fast
Remembering to focus on the acts of kindness, rather than the acts of terror.
Lean on me | 8″ x 6″ | Oil | CJK In the course of the recent tragedy in Boston, I was struck by the story of a young girl helped from the blast. She later appealed to the stranger, a young man to come forward so she could thank him personally from her hospital bed. As I was going about my daily life sorting some recent paintings, Lean on Me, from the classic Bill Withers song crossed my mind