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A Statement Gift for the Holidays – from Plum Gallery St Augustine, FL

Whether you’re saying “Happy Holidays” or “thank you”, for a stay in someone’s home, a creative thoughtful gift can leave a lasting impression. Here, I’ve selected  some favorite options.

This large scale oil painting is a statement and  is one of my latest paintings. Its a contemporary marsh painting full of color and energy. “Vibrant Marsh” 48×48 oil on canvas available through Plum Gallery, St Augustine. Contact Karen or Erica they advise both the novice and expert art enthusiast on purchasing art.
(904) 825-0069

Good things come in small packages, these two small paintings celebrate fun bright marsh living!

Summertime | 12×12 | oil and wax on canvas framed beautifully Available at Plum Gallery, St Augustine FL

Signals Breaking Up | 12×12 | oil and wax on canvas framed beautifully Available at Plum Gallery, St Augustine FL

Claire J KendrickUncategorizedDecember 11, 20170 comments
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Brides Bouquet inspires Painting – Newlywed Gift

The Bridal Bouquet was inspiration for the wedding gift given to a wonderful couple. The painting is to be a reminder of their special day. Please view a Progression Video, of the painting “Sweet Wild Blooms”.

Artists notes-

The subject and style of the Bridal Bouquet lends itself to a timeless lasting work of art. Instead of the bouquet floating in mid – air or placed on its side, the floral arrangement is set into a glass vase. Keeping the background palette clean to compliment the subtle colors in the arrangement of wild blooms, I hope the newlyweds will enjoy this still life painting, the title was easy because the scent was so divine  –  “Sweet Wild Blooms”

24×24 | Oil on Canvas

Claire J KendrickUncategorizedNovember 25, 20170 comments
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Tell me that you love me

60×60 | oil and wax

This large scale abstract painting was inspired by a small plein air study. When working on such a large scale painting there is an importance to bring attention to a strong composition. Setting the horizon line low lets the sky do lots of work bringing movement, one wave boldly painted adds to create  drama. On this scale I enjoy pushing the boundry’s these large paintings demand paint and energy and sometimes an apparently simple composition works well.

Claire J KendrickSeascape SeriesFebruary 8, 20170 comments
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Mini Marsh Paintings with Gold Leaf – Gift Ideas


Evening Shockwaves | 7×5 | Mixed Media and Gold Leaf


Explosion of Color | 7×5 | Mixed Media


Golden Glow on the Marsh | 7×5 | Mixed Media and Gold Leaf







Mixed Media Paintings with Gold Leaf

Using the marsh as inspiration these small paintings are an explosion of color and texture, using Gold Leaf with Oil, and Oil Pastel.

Mixing modern and traditional the art work is shown framed with a traditional Black and Gold Frame, it sets off these little gems to shine.

These are available via CJK-Studio framed or unframed!

Night Sky | 5x7 | Oil and Gold Leaf

Night Sky | 5×7 | Oil and Gold Leaf

Close Up Photos of Modern Mini Marsh Paintings with Traditional Frame – Which one would you choose?


Claire J KendrickAbstract, Oil PaintingNovember 20, 20160 comments
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Thinking of you my sweet Beach Rose

30×30 | Oil on Board | CJK

These beach roses were in bloom during my stay on Cape Cod and the beautiful scent wafts through the air as you walk by. These made me think of my daughter and so just had to be painted. I loved the shadow pattern in this composition.

Saltspray rose, seaside rose, dune rose, beach rose—by any name, it is as common as sea grass on the coast, as iconic as a lighthouse on a cliff. Flourishing up and down North America’s northeastern seaboard, this rose is so naturalized on the shores of New England that it seems like a native. It grows as wildly as weeds on the prairie. But in fact, this rampant rose is an import, and a relatively recent one at that. Indigenous to the Far East, it was unknown in the West until the late eighteenth century, when a Swedish botanist by the name of Carl Peter Thunberg first spotted it in Japan. Charmed by its crinkly petals and serrated leaves, he called it Rosa rugosa, or “wrinkled rose.”…………Growing freely on Cape Cod and the Islands, it was gaining a foothold in Connecticut and Rhode Island and a toehold in New Hampshire and Maine. Amateur botanists recorded its appearances and its habits. How it got here is anyone’s guess…………..According to legend, it washed up after a shipwreck. (Why the castaway rose was onboard in the first place is a practical question that this legend does not address.) Another possibility is that it was an accidental stowaway: seeds or root bits may have been crated up with other plants shipped overseas. Or maybe a bird, not a boat, delivered Rosa rugosa—and considering how freely swallows and sparrows disperse seeds, that may be the case. -http://coastalhg.com/In-the-Garden/the-beach-rose.html

Claire J KendrickSeascape SeriesJune 20, 20160 comments
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