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Figure Paintings at Modern Villa Gallery, OR

A selection of figure paintings exhibiting at the Modern Villa Gallery, OR Looking Up | 12×12 | Oil on Canvas                      Red | 12×12 | Oil on Canvas Humble Pose | 12×12 | Oil on Canvas | SOLD     Confused | 12×12 | Oil on  Canvas The Modern Villa is a contemporary art gallery resting on the rocky shores of Cannon Beach, Oregon. A mere hour and a half from Portland, Modern Villa’s exhibitions embody the region’s rustic coastline appeal. […]

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Exhibition of Figure Paintings by CJK

Figuratively Speaking Photos from the opening exhibition at the Cultural Center Ponte Vedra Beach, FL “Figuratively Speaking”. — The beauty of being figurative while conversing or writing is that it creates a subtle, special meaning. The nuances of figurative language create associations and suggestions in the listener’s mind that have not been stated implicitly. When painting the viewer uniquely observes and they in turn have their own private reaction, based on their views, life experience, feeling towards the work.   […]

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Figure Exhibition | Cultural Center Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

March 6th – April 17th, 2015 “Figuratively Speaking” The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will open a unique exhibition featuring artist Claire Kendrick, March 6 – April 17th. “Figuratively Speaking” is a series of oil paintings and sketches which studies the human figure. Each year the curatorial committee select artists to exhibit and as study of the nude figure has long been at the heart of traditional education in the arts, it is an important exhibition and shows a […]

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Park Life – Figurative Studies – Inspired by Peggi Kroll Roberts.

For a few years I have been inspired by the painter Peggi Kroll Roberts. She’s lives and works in California and when I heard she was teaching here in Florida I jumped at the chance to join one of her workshops. It’s good to get out of the studio and to work with professional full time artist is always valuable. Peggi shared great painting tips and it was interesting to learn what life is like on the road, as she […]

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Mix it up!

Getting back into Figure Drawing after a bit of a break…. so back and mixing it up! Using some old panels I painted in Oil and Oil Pastel….zoom in — zoom out…..some new perspectives! Switch it up and mix it up, never a predictable outcome, but keeps ya thinking! Have you a favorite… let me know!   I love my iPhone | 8″ x 8″ | Oil & Oil Pastel on Board Robot Wars | 8″ x 10″ | Oil […]

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Spinning

20″ x 16″ | Oil Encaustic | CJK  

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New Painting in the Figure Series

12″ x 12″ | Looking Up | Oil | CJK If you are interested in Figure Drawing or Painting consider attending – One Day Figure Workshop at St Augustine Art Association. It’s an open studio session, no tuition.Live Model SessionIntermediate / Advanced artist’s Date: Monday August 19th, 2013 Cost: $35 Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm Lunch Break (12.30 – 1.30) The model ( Rebecca ) will be in a sitting / lying position with backdrop and props offering textural and color […]

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Gestural Drawings

Gestural Drawing brings a freedom a spontaneity to a painting. It is for the artist, a chance to respond to a pose with expression,  it can be an emotional response. “The rapidity of execution suggests an aesthetic which is most concerned with the essence of the pose, and an economy of means in its representation, rather than a careful study of modeling of light on the form. You’re letting the pencil roam freely and quickly in order to capture the model’s movement […]

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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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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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