Category:Oil Painting

Sparkle for the Festive Season

  Put some sparkle in your weekend, Saturday 17th November, 2012 the Worley Faver Gallery will celebrate their 6th Anniversary and on the same night the city of St Augustine hosts “Nights of Lights”. St Augustine is made special by the many small businesses that are supported locally. Aviles Street in particular has a special flavor and many who know the city well will tell you it’s the hidden jewel in the historic old town. Away from the hustle and […]

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America votes

Underwater Love| 20″ x 20″ | Claire J Kendrick By this evening we will know who the next American President will be! As America stands on the fiscal cliff, galleries and artists this side of the pond have been affected by the downturn in the market.  It takes nerves of steel to hold out to improve your work and craft as a painter and not chase down the dollar, painting for the market. Walking the fine line between feast and […]

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Anne Packard, American Contemporary Artist, mentors artist, Claire J. Kendrick

Anne Packard in her studio, Cape Cod. MA 2012   Anne Packard and I first met in the historic streets of St. Augustine in 2011.  She was exhibiting her one-woman show at the Cutter and Cutter Brilliance in Color Gallery.  We had an immediate rapport because we have one thing in common—-painting…….and it consumes our lives!  This year Anne invited me to her home in Provincetown, Cape Cod, to stay with her and paint for ten days.  While there I […]

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Beach Watch

48″ x 48″ | Oil Encaustic | In my new home I haven’t been blogging for a while as I was traveling in Ireland and when my husband and I returned to the USA we closed on a new home. Yea…  more space to create paintings. Inspiration all around as we are moving near the beach, inter coastal and marsh all subjects I love to paint. Figurative work still pushes and challenges my painting so of course that’s a ” […]

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Across the Pond

“Tide Pool” 12″ x 12″ | Oil Encaustic on Board | CJK-Studio Getting ready to head across the pond, but before I do you have the chance to see some of the seascapes exhibiting at the Worley Faver Gallery in St. Augustine this Friday at Artwalk. While… in UK and Ireland folks can reach me on my UK cell. I will be in the hills of Donegal but should still be able to get a cell phone reception! US friends […]

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Hydrangea & Star of Bethlehem Flower

Rise| 36″ x 48″ | Encaustic | Claire J Kendrick   This painting from a still life set up, painted in the studio. Wax is added to oil paint, during the painting process. Then the painting is torched outside, melting the wax and paint. The most wonderful random dripping and pouring of wax happens! The unexpected is to be embraced, go with the flow!!  

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Female Figure Painting

      Its been great to find a figure drawing/ painting group at CORK , this is a great group of artists in the Jacksonville area. The class is a self directed style session that is broken into timed segments. We draw from a  live model and each time the human form is observed in a new body posture – sitting, standing or even sleeping. It is the study or stylized depiction of the human form. Here are two […]

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Reclining Red

  Figure Painting with detail photograph showing paint applied with palette knife.  

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Hydrangea, Delphinium and Star Flower

30″ x 30″ | Encaustic | In studio Still Life set up. Texture shown in zoom photo –   After living with this painting in the studio I have simplified the original painting, see the new version below….!  

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Bells of Ireland, Hydrangea and Roses

Bells of Ireland |30″ x 48″ | Encaustic | Claire J Kendrick   The basic components for encaustic are: – wax, add pigment, paint, melt, fuse. There are many variations and all the standard reference books will give great advice, most artists seem to experiment and share useful bits of information concerning hot plates, travel irons, crock- pots and an assortment of tools and scavenged items from dentistry tools to kitchen spatulas. The most recent for me and quite unique […]

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