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Staring at the Sea

Staring at the Sea | 24×24 | Oil Encaustic Painting | CJK

May this be a healthy and happy new year for you all. I started by clearing the decks of my studio and organizing…..the frenzy was followed by moments of contemplation – – Staring at the sea! Never underestimate the necessary time to unplug and go off grid and just be. Creativity needs time alone.

In this seascape painting I wanted to show color in every aspect of the spectrum, even those seemingly dull clouds have a subtle light shifts. A new product for me is the blue fluorescent pure pigment just seen in a small area of this painting. Raw pigment can be mixed with wax and here is is applied thick and heavy onto the panel board.

Claire J KendrickOil PaintingJanuary 19, 20160 comments
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Commissioned Dune & Seascape Oil Painting – “Belonging”

36 x 84 | Oil Encaustic

Artist Notes

This very large scale seascape painting was commissioned by the client, it is to be a statement piece above a long sectional sofa in their great room. A stunning selection of fabrics was sent to me to give a feel for the furnishings in the room a soft palette of sand green, and blue hues. Working with interior designers and architects is second nature to me and I love having a feel for the space when painting a large piece as it helps create the “wow” factor, a painting is often the final touch in a room — sometimes pulling a scheme together but I am always striving for the work of art, to be be timeless with a sense of place beyond the here and now. I sense of drama is so important even in a calm painting. This magnificent large scale dune painting is going to a home in South Florida.

Claire J KendrickOil Painting, SeascapeNovember 30, 20150 comments
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Seascape Paintings Hanging in the Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples

From the Left

  • Aqua I | 30×30 | Oil Encaustic
  • Sand Dune Bay | 48×48 | Oil
  • Aqua III | 36×36 | Oil
  • Mini Abstract Ocean Diptych | 8×16 | Oil
For further information on any of these paintings contact Nancy or Pamela at Gardner Colby Galleries

Artist Notes

Living on the east coast of the United States I look out on the Atlantic Ocean and I’m challenged as an artist to capture its vastness. The stillness and peace of the southern shores is a soothing calm and is both a joy and quest to capture as a plein air and studio painter.

Symbolically the ocean is a sign of power and strength, due to its immensity. Observing and painting the great power of the ocean and its weather fronts is much like having a front row seat at the theater. As a plein air painter there is an urgency and need to capture the essence of your vista – it’s sparked by emotion and energy. Then the atmosphere and weather of the outdoors adds to the paintings aliveness.  It is a love, and a challenge.

Claire J KendrickUncategorizedOctober 17, 20150 comments
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Commission Seascape Painting | “Side by Side”

This beautiful commission was delivered to collector’s – they had worked with their architect remodeling their large open plan family room. I’m honored to have been a part of the project helping them with the finishing touch a textured oil painting inspired by the views from their doorstep! Wishing this family years of enjoyment, in their gorgeous home.

Side by Side | 24″ x 42″ | Oil Encaustic


Claire J KendrickInstallation, Oil Painting, SeascapeSeptember 2, 20150 comments
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Mini Plein Air Seascape Paintings

Small Plein Air Paintings are often inspiration for larger works of art. They capture a liveliness and spontaneity and act as color notes and reference when working back in the studio.

Often these paintings are emotional notes — and tapping into that energy shows up in the brushwork. When feeling is conveyed via mark making I think its the visual artists closest link to performance art. We get to perform in the privacy of our own studio’s and hope the viewer sees and shares the passion in the finished painting. The collector gets to keep that energy and be inspired by it.

These wrapped up little gems are available via Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples. – Call Nancy or Pamela for pricing information 239.403.7787

Seascape Tandem | 5" x 7" | Oil on Board | CJK

Seascape Tandem | 5″ x 7″ | Oil on Board | CJK

Beach Storm Watch | 6" x 6" | Oil | CJK

Beach Storm Watch | 6″ x 6″ | Oil | CJK

Abstract ocean | 8"x8" each | Oil Encaustic

Abstract ocean | 8″x8″ each | Oil Encaustic

Seafoam Mini | 6" x 8" | Oil | CJK

Seafoam Mini | 6″ x 8″ | Oil | CJK

Claire J KendrickAbstract, Exhibition, Oil Painting, Plein Air, SeascapeJuly 6, 20150 comments
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Big Surf

52″ X 66″ | Mixed Media | Oil and Oil Pastel on Canvas | CJK

This studio painting was inspired by small plein oil painting. The spontaneity and aliveness is hard to sometimes recreate in the studio and in a large scale — but this one has lots of energy.

Here is the painting again – this time outside – just to give a sense of the proportions!



Claire J KendrickSeascapeMarch 12, 20140 comments
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“Changing Tide”

“Changing Tide” finds a new home, thank you to new collectors for allowing me to share a photograph of this 5ft x 6ft, oil encaustic seascape painting installed in their beautiful home!

– When the tide changes, there is a short period in a body of tidal water when all is calm, when the water is completely unstressed, and there is no movement either way in the tidal stream, the ocean seemingly stands still before the movement and momentum of tidal stream reverses. Everyone needs an excuse stop, and just let the world go by! Enjoy your changing tide time!!



Claire J KendrickInstallation, Newsletter, Oil Painting, Publicity, SeascapeMarch 1, 20140 comments
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Architectural Detail and Fine Art

Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples. Florida placed this painting “Oceanscape Triptych” by Claire J Kendrick in a collectors private residence.

This painting enhances the architectural curved wall in the room. Claire is from a family of architects and designers, artistic expression, a love of design and an eye for detail enrich her life as a painter. On special projects she meets with collectors to create commission fine art paintings for unique places in their homes.

Gardner Colby can assist you, on your art collection. To view more paintings by Claire in the Seascape Series visit –


T 239-403-7787

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Oil Painting, SeascapeJanuary 21, 20140 comments
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Wishing everyone a very special 2014!

Water is a universal symbol of change and as we mark the end of one year and the beginning of another it seems fitting to share new works from my Seascape series with you. Symbolically the ocean is a sign of power and strength, due to its immensity.  A New Year marks change and optimism and watching the great power of the ocean and its weather fronts is much like having a front row seat at the theater. Capturing these special moments are my joy and challenge as an artist.

Wishing everyone a very special 2014!

CJK-Studio Seascape Series

Gallery Representation

Atelier Gallery
153 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Fairfax Gallery
4216 Herschel St, Jacksonville, FL 32210

Gardner Colby Gallery
386 and 365 Broad Avenue South, Gallery Row, Naples, FL, 34102

Grace Gallery at The Ancient Olive
324 North Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
514 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Oil Painting, VideoJanuary 1, 20140 comments
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