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, FL
Is a mini seascape painting on your wish list this Christmas? Check out this holiday shopping guide – small CJK paintings are featured in the “Buy local” Shopping Guide — paintings are beautifully framed by Fairfax Gallery and Framing Establishment, Jacksonville. Check out the link for more gift giving ideas…….! http://arbus.com/ Artist Notes These paintings are often plein air studies, done on location. They sometimes act as memory notes for larger paintings, there is a spontaneity about the brush strokes.
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
Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree, for meI’ve been an awful good girlSanta baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight Santa baby, an out-of-space convertible too, light blueI’ll wait up for you dearSanta baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight Think of all the fun I’ve missedThink of all the fellas that I haven’t kissedNext year I could be oh so goodIf you’d check off my Christmas listBoo doo bee doo Santa honey, I wanna yacht and really
I hope you enjoy seeing these photographs from a recent visit to Fairfax gallery it’s a privilege to exhibit alongside such talented artists and in the gallery photos you see the scale of the paintings, which is often a challenge to visualize when viewing on the web. Here my work exhibited is with Casey Matthews and Ellen Diamond. The show is a must see! Above Left | Good Vibrations | 40″ x 30″ | Oil Encaustic | CJK Above Right
These paintings are from a Marsh Series, new paintings are exhibiting at The Fairfax Gallery, Jacksonville and Grace Gallery, Winter Park. Living near the inter-coastal means I have a short walk to sketch and paint the marsh anytime I want. Its a constant source of inspiration and changes so dramatically from season to season. There is even a drastic change morning and evening!
CJK-Studio Botanical Series
36″ x 36″ | Oil on Linen | When a painting flows it’s a joy and that feeling is to be enjoyed, as it is usually short lived as the “struggle” phase crepes in. The “struggle” is an essential part of the process, it insures I’m alert, ready to be critical, and with this comes growth in my painting. The painting process is hard to gauge, sometimes a plan comes together and sometimes it takes a bit of working out,