Category:Oil Painting

Tulips in Green Room

Tulips in Green Room | 30″ x 20″ | Oil Encaustic  

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Open Heart

Open Heart | 48″ x 48″ | Oil Encaustic In every store there are tulips, I have been buying fresh cut flowers and some bulbs in pots, that bloom and I later plant in the garden. They make great still life paintings! It was just such a pleasure to paint a big canvas (48″ x 48″). The tulips have a life of their own, they seem to move even as you paint them. A fellow painter gave me a great […]

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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 […]

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Cummer Museum opens Olmsted Gardens

Join and celebrate the Grand Opening of the Olmsted Garden.  The Member Opening will take place on Wednesday, April 10th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the Garden will open to the public on Thursday, April 11th at 10 a.m.  This really is a historic event for The Cummer, as we re-open the Garden that surrounded the home of Waldo and Clara Cummer, the brother and sister-in-law of Museum founders Arthur and Ninah Cummer.  This Garden was designed by the Olmsted Firm, and has […]

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Patchwork thoughts!

“Patchwork thoughts” | 5″ x 7″ | Oil | CJK Our faces sometimes tell a thousand words – In a recent portrait session, I painted some interesting studies, fashion edgy, buxom attitude, — they are reaching for an attitude more than a likeness. This painting seemed so thoughtful. Much of what we bring to a painting is our own experience it’s our feeling and also the energy of the model. We are all giving off energy vibrations — sitting still […]

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Plum Contemporary Art Gallery presents the latest paintings by CJK

Plum Contemporary Art Gallery is excited to present the latest works by Claire J Kendrick.  Claire in 2012 devoted herself to intensive study with Anne Packard and her daughter Cynthia Packard the stunning paintings are exhibiting April 5th – June 30th, 2013 reveal the influence that Anne and Cynthia have had on Claire’s work. Claire demonstrates the principle that with each brush stroke you have an opportunity to express emotion, depth and passion.  Her paintings inevitably evoke a response from […]

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Violin Virtuoso and an Extravagant Gesture.

Violin Virtuoso “American violinist Rachel Barton Pine gave a spellbinding performance at the Big Red Art Show during First Friday Art Walk on February. Mike Woodruff of the EMMA educational outreach program arranged the solo concert. Ms. Barton Pine has appeared as a soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras and has recorded 16 critically acclaimed albums. A tireless ambassador and educator for classical music, her violin virtuosity left the capacity crowd breathless! Discover Rachel’s classical and rock […]

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CJK Featured Artist on Ampersand Blog –

A very big thanks to all the folks at Ampersand, for featuring my paintings and sharing my work with their audience. http://ampersandartsupply.blogspot.com/2013/03/featured-artist-claire-kendrick.html Claire Kendrick uses Encausticbord™ in much of her oil and encaustic work.  She shares with us her reasons for this choice and how she can push the boundaries of her paints because of Encausticbord. “Using high grade materials is important when selling my fine art paintings. It is archival and that’s important to the artist, dealer and collector! The […]

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Oil Figure Sketches

“Corners of my Mind” 8″ x10″ | Oil Sketch | CJK     These oil sketches were quick fire sketches – done with the kind of abandon one should shoot for especially when working with a model and under a time pressure. Don’t think too hard, just paint, and respond with intent, be alert. Unfortunately I got wrapped up in a larger canvas and longer pose, it lost the energy the spontaneity it became overworked, it’s a wiper now painted […]

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7th Annual Melrose Spring Arts Festival

7th Annual Melrose Spring Arts Festival OPEN AIR ARTS 45 Award Winning Artists – ARTISTS AT WORK Saturday, March 16, 2013, 10 am – 5 pm Painters on site / Painting Demonstrations Location: Melrose Bay Park, Historic Melrose, Heritage Park & Greathouse Butterfly Farm   PAINTING DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE Saturday, March 16, Heritage Park Follow me on twitter to find where I am plein air painting at this event cjk_studio or on Facebook at CJK-Studio, take a peek at whats on […]

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