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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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Coastal Tide

36″ x 36″ | Modern Villa Gallery

Artist Notes

This atmospheric seascape painting called “Coastal Tide” is an expression of calm and a reminder that the rhythmic sound of the ocean is forever a meditation and time for reflection. I am blessed to see the ocean and its changing moods each morning on my walk – the best way to start the day.

Claire J KendrickSeascape SeriesNovember 25, 20150 comments
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