48″ x 24″ | Oil | CJK I was inspired to paint this beautiful arrangement, from Anita’s Garden Shop and Design located in Avondale, Jacksonville. I am full of good intentions of planting many more floral arrangements in tubs and pots for the patio this spring. Love the mix of foliage …. inspiring ideas!!!
36″ x 60″ | Oil Encaustic Peonies, twigs and foliage…. this was a still life set up I painted a few times in different sizes and formats. Sometimes when a subject clicks, its inspiring to work on it repetitively and in a burst of creativity explore varied brushwork and paint language.
By KRISTIN CHAMBERS Compass Correspondent For most artists, blowtorches and a freshly painted canvas mix as well as Superman and Lex Luthor. But to Claire Kendrick, it is the beautiful morphing of heat, wax and oils that makes her abstract encaustic botanical paintings alive. “You have to be prepared to lose a certain amount of the painting,” Kendrick said. “Sometimes it gets destroyed in the process. The wax has a resin within it, so when it dries it dries really hard