Commission Bridal Bouquet’s, Original Works of Art and High Quality Giclee Prints available by CJK. When one thinks of botanical paintings, traditional, detailed paintings come to mind. Paintings by Claire explore the delicate, radiant, beauty of plants and flowers in a contemporary style. “It is my practice to always work with reference. I like to buy fresh flowers and set up the arrangement and start with a strong composition. As I begin painting, each brush stroke has to say something”. […]
“Embrace” | 42″x 42″ | Oil Encaustic Private Collector’s painting “Embrace” – View this short 1min video showing the progression of this large scale botanical encaustic painting – artist CJK at play with flames and flowers!!! Thanks to Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples and the Private Collector for this wonderful commission project. Flowers by 57 Treasury, St Augustine.
This painting welcomes guests in the entryway of a home in London, England. Thank you to the collectors for the photo! – Now I am feeling the need to brighten the entry of my own home, fresh flowers and a botanical painting what a lovely combination. Tulips in Red Vase | 40″ x 30″ | Oil Encaustic Painting from the Botanical Series by Claire J Kendrick
40″ x 30″ | Oil Encaustic | CJK At Easter time all the stores are full of Lilium Longiflorum! ( Easter Lilies) After Easter, don’t throw your plant away – replant the bulbs in the garden and they will bloom again next year. Just call me — Green Fingers! LOL
12″ x 12″ | Oil on Canvas Board | This is an oil study in preparation for a larger painting. The colored under painting shows in places, these are pentimenti, traces of the previous work. Its fun to leave zings of color otherwise not expected. For me it adds something unexpected to a painting and gives me ideas for future works….! This a bouquet of hydrangea, peonies, twigs and greenery.
Here are a few new paintings in the Botanical Series – This small painting inspired the large work below – I was attracted to the muted tones and calm clean palette. I was inspired to do this larger painting ” Dancing Irises” having painted a smaller version of this still life set up ” Vase and Vessel”. The Irises provide rhythm and movement in a calm muted set up. – I like the play of frenzy and composure. Peaceful Pose […]
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 […]
36″ x 48″ | Oil Encaustic | Love Wasteland “Love Wasteland” One of the greatest human needs is love and connection – yet how often do we take time to consider how good we are at building friendships, connections meaningful relationships. So rarely to we think about how we contribute, are we good friends, companions, lovers? Think about the green drips representing – Volume bars on a stereo showing the love that’s in life. Notches on a bed post….! […]
Feb 1 – 24th 2013 | St Augustine Art Association | Big Red Art Show. You are invited to “The Big Red Art Show” the opening reception is 2/1/2013, at First Friday Art Walk – Experience one of St. Augustine’s most popular cultural events from 5 – 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Big Red Art Show – is a celebration of the color red includes works that convey a range of moods and meanings with any […]
http://clubcontinental.com/ (Aug 1st – Sep 15th 2012) Exhibition Claire photographed in her studio with some of the paintings now on exhibit at Club Continental. Botanical paintings by Claire J Kendrick exhibit in the Garden Room at Club Continental. Nestled on the banks of the St. Johns River in Orange Park, Florida it is an extraordinary resort and private club. Built in 1923 as the winter home of Caleb Johnson, heir to the Palmolive Soap Company, The Club Continental is now […]