12×12 | Oil | CJK-Studio
30×30 | Oil on Board | CJK
Seascape Painting done from the Dunes on the National Seashore Cape Cod, MA. Staying in one of the famous Dune Shack I would go out each day and paint sometimes large canvases like this one using a Beauport Easel. It was a great investment easel for the trip, light weight and sturdy – it’s been perfect for working on large plein air paintings.
Claire J KendrickSeascape SeriesJune 20, 20160 comments
The seas are the heart’s blood of the earth. Plucked up and kneaded by the sun and the moon, the tides are systole and diastole of earth’s veins.
– Henry Beston, The Outermost House.
11×14 | Oil on board | CJK
Sunrise Dune painting was painted en plein air during an artist-in-residence stay at C-scape Dune Shack on the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Claire J KendrickSeascape SeriesJune 20, 20160 comments
The ancient values of dignity, beauty and poetry which sustain it are of Nature’s inspiration: they are born of the mystery and beauty of the world. – – Henry Beston, The Outermost House.
These Little Gems are all 8″x6″ paintings on board – using lots of paint and a fully loaded brush and palette knife.
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Claire J KendrickBotanical Series, Oil PaintingOctober 14, 20150 comments
Available at Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples
Aqua | 36×36 | Oil on Linen | CJK
This painting is about having the bravery to paint that one heavy impasto wave in a confident stroke. The foreground fragmenting was inspired very loosely from a painting by Henri-Edmond Cross – the Golden Isles, 1891/92
Although the subject of the canvas is indeed the islands, Cross has eliminated all picturesque elements and concentrated on the effects of light on colour. The various elements in the landscape become three large colored bands: the sand, sea and sky.
In keeping with the Neo-impressionist technique that he had recently begun to apply, he used rounded brushstrokes of various sizes from the dabs in the foreground to the tiny dots on the horizon, adjusting the spacing to create a slight effect of perspective. (Musée d’Orsay)
I took inspiration from this and used it in the foreground of this painting but not in small dots side by side instead I used a much larger bold brush application but borrow the idea that the observer’s eye mixes the colors.
The term Neo-Impressionism refers to a technique where color pigments are no longer mixed either on the palette or directly on canvas, but instead placed as small dots side by side. Mixing of colors takes place from a suitable distance, in the observor’s eye, as an “optical mixture“
The pointillism is to take an idea and make it your own. – LOLClaire J KendrickAbstract, Seascape, UncategorizedOctober 14, 20150 comments
Its an ongoing process to develop each series featured.
Figure | “Confused” | 12″x12″ | Available via Modern Villa Gallery, OR
Landscape | “Intercoastal Symphony” | 52″x 66″ | Available via CJK-Studio, FL
Still Life | “Peaceful Posy” | 24″x24″ | Available via CJK-Studio, FL
Seascape | “Aqua” | 36″x36″ | Available via Gardner Colby Galleries, FLClaire J KendrickUncategorizedOctober 1, 20150 comments
Installation at a collectors home –
Pelicans of Vilano | 36″ x 48″ | Oil Encasutic Painting
Blazing Bouquet Diptych | 40″ x 30″each | Oil Encasutic PaintingClaire J KendrickBotanical Series, Exhibition, Installation, Newsletter, Oil Painting, SeascapeJuly 6, 20150 comments
“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 high seas and big storm fronts remind me of my native home, Ireland, the North West Outpost of Europe. Those memories combined with the ferociousness of the weather fronts brings a depth and passion to my work, yet 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 all its weather fronts is much like having a front row seat at the theater.”
Claire Kendrick has had the privilege to be mentored by American Contemporary Artist Anne Packard.
“In 2012 Anne invited me to paint with her for 10 days at her home in Cape Cod. It is a huge honor for any artist when your painting speaks or evokes a reaction…. it’s a confirmation and validation that something’s there———–a spark to ignite! Painting is a lifelong quest and at over 80 years of age Anne is passionate and dedicated. I was struck and impressed that her daily quest is to improve her craft as an artist.
Painting can be one of the most heartbreaking and rewarding professions. Anne taught me that “the struggle” is a natural part of the process for a painter. She also taught me about stamina, discipline and fearlessness……the importance of bringing emotion, depth and passion into your work……….and that every brush mark helps define your creative style and helps you find you voice as an artist. There is a mood and emotion Anne Packard conveys in her painting that speaks to me and inspires me.” – CJK
A selection of new work will be available at the upcoming exhibition. Come visit me at the Gardner Colby Galleries, Naples March 4th, 2015.
Claire J KendrickExhibition, Interview, Oil Painting, SeascapeFebruary 17, 20150 comments
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 real commitment to painting.
This is a contemporary body of work that brings a fresh, modern approach to figure painting. There is a freedom and energy in the way she applies paint and builds the paintings in this series as she pushes the boundaries towards abstract.
“The dialogue is something I strive for–what is spoken and what is left unspoken–it’s the tension and energy between the painting and the private dialogue–the interpretation of the viewer(s)–their need to fill in the gaps. Body language is the unspoken dialogue.” – Claire Kendrick