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The Art of Giving from CJK-Studio!

In the comedic song “The twelve gifts of Christmas” writer Allan Sherman playfully lists the gifts he will be exchanging. The disastrous list includes the automatic vegetable slicer that works when you see it on television, but not when you get it home, An indoor plastic birdbath, A statue of naked lady, with a clock where her stomach ought to be, And a Japanese transistor radio. This humor strikes a cord in all of us who have made hasty last minute gift decision’s.

Here is a helpful overview of paintings from CJK-Studio that will put a smile on the face of someone you love. For good reason!

Still Life Painting

“A painting is unique, special gift, a talking point and a family keepsake for years to come.” – CJK

Landscape Painting

“A painting strikes a chord, a sense of drama, the viewer makes an emotional connection with the painting which sometimes cannot be explained.” – CJK

Seascape Giclee Prints

“A painting can be of a special place or time in your life to remember always” – CJK

Prices do not include shipping. For more information contact me  – claire@cjk-studio.com

Artist Claire Jane Kendrick in her studio with her 4 year old daughter. Photo Credit : Layla Neal Photography

I will post again soon with an overview of small works from each of my professional gallery representatives located in
Naples, St Augustine, and Fernandina, Florida. Visit the gallery nearest you in person to view range of works and see the effect and impact larger works can make in your home, office or yacht. HO HO HO!
Santa’s sleigh will soon be on the way.
Merry Christmas Everybody!
Claire J KendrickBotanical Series, landscape, Oil Painting, SeascapeNovember 30, 20180 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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Confused

Confused | Risque | Looking Up | 12×12 canvas size | Modern Villa Gallery, OR

“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 paints landscape, still life and figurative paintings. Originally from Ireland, she worked in the fashion industry in Europe before she relocated to Florida in 2006. From a family of architects and designers, it seems that artistic expression, a love of design, and an eye for detail have enriched her life as a painter.

Claire J KendrickFigure SeriesApril 2, 20170 comments
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Confused | Risque | Looking Up

Confused | Risque | Looking Up | 12×12 canvas size | Modern Villa Gallery, OR

“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 paints landscape, still life and figurative paintings. Originally from Ireland, she worked in the fashion industry in Europe before she relocated to Florida in 2006. From a family of architects and designers, it seems that artistic expression, a love of design, and an eye for detail have enriched her life as a painter.

Claire J KendrickFigure SeriesApril 1, 20170 comments
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Artist Residency (Part 3/4) – Awarded through the Provincetown Community Compact

Artist Residency (Video 3)

C-scape Dune Dwellers

This place has a mystical baroness. One has to live in, to experience it. I am honored to join a long list of talented artistic people whose creative journeys have brought them here. I feel I have graduated into a special tribe of Dune Dwellers by staying in one of the historic Dune Shack’s.

The solitude struck me, and I worked prolifically to fill the void. My wish coming here was to have more studio time it was my intention to paint. I was compelled to use every moment painting feverishly – greedily grabbing every moment waking at 5am – the days were long. I just can’t believe how long the felt. It was as if one day became two. Amazing how much can be done without distraction or interruption!

When weary from work I walked the beach, finding humor in the items washed ashore. Washed up items formed a narrative and it was fun to observe.

Thank you C-Scape – Jay, Tom and John. We are all custodians but you have maintained a special place allowing artists an opportunity to self-care, develop, thrive and to be inspired.

Thank you.

CJK

 

 

Top Tips for Dune Shack Travelers

  • If you need a rollicking laugh out loud moment read T.S.Eliot – Hysteria (book of short poem’s 1909 – 1935 on the bookshelf)
  • Find the correct beach path to avoid finding yourself at the top of a two story dune cliff.
  • One artist in residence writes “I slept like a princess beneath the mosquito netting….” – this was NOT my first thought but I was grateful for the tip and positive sprit of this resident!
  • You build a stamina for beach walking – Dune Legs quickly develop (ignore the burning). I was thankful for the walking stick idea, for getting up a very steep dune..it really helps!!
Photo taken by CJK at C-Scape Dune Shack

Photo taken by CJK at C-Scape Dune Shack

  • Good traction on low tide – lightweight walking shoes! Spring tide high tides makes soft sand slow going.
  • Don’t give bugs or critters a chance to dine with you. I scraped every scrap of leftover food into a Ziploc bag and kept it in the freezer. Dump at the end of your stay.
  • Beach combing – I found a lucky green one dollar bill. LOL
  • I feel valued as an artist to have this opportunity. Gratitude fills your heart during this experience.
  • Seals become your lookout friends.
  • It took me a long time to unwind and I really enjoyed this place for what it is. I hope you find that space with ease.
  • Making tea/coffee becomes a ritual take time to enjoy the labor involved.
  • In Ireland there is an expression used frequently when describing a distinct personality. “They are the salt of the Earth” – I feel connected to this part of my being. I have a hankering for my homeland.
  • C-yourself @ C-scape – O.K a bit corny but observe your lesser and finer traits and acknowledge them.
  • Fear, Necessity & Creativity have a wonderful time playing together here! I mostly use fear to propel me to work! I worked a-lot.
  • Always keep one set of clean dry clothes to sleep in. –Sleep is important.
  • Time allows us to Fine Tune!!!
  • Outdoor Shower – the dune shack is on the flight path of low flying planes! LOL
Photos by CJK on an aritst in residence visit to C-Scape Dune Shack. MA

Photos by CJK on an aritst in residence visit to C-Scape Dune Shack. MA

  • Don’t miss the light show at Sunrise and Sunset.
  • Exercise is a good answer to restless sleep.
  • Weather on the hour – 104.7Ocean.
  • Lemons for water and cleaning the water stains off the sink.
  • Viewfinder a good tool for editing a scene it’s easy to try to put in too much.
  • Beauport Easel has been great for oversized work. Easy-L for smaller plein air work.

 

Claire J KendrickArt Residency, Art Residency Cape Cod, Exhibition, Oil Painting, Plein Air, Seascape, VideoJune 18, 20161 comment
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Small Impasto Botanical Paintings

Artist Notes

These Little Gems are all 8″x6″ paintings on board – using lots of paint and a fully loaded brush and palette knife.

Impasto Floral Arrangement on Blue Table | 8x6 | Oil Impasto

Impasto Floral Arrangement on Blue Table | 8×6 | Oil Impasto

Hydrangea and Folige in Green Vase | 8x6 | Oil Impasto

Hydrangea and Foliage in Green Vase | 8×6 | Oil Impasto

Impasto Blooms on Mauve | 6x8 | Oil Impasto

Impasto Blooms on Mauve | 6×8 | Oil Impasto

An Array of Flowers on Stripes | 8x6 | Oil Impasto

Featured Image – An Array of Flowers on Stripes | 8×6 | Oil Impasto

 

For purchase and pricing please contact me at claire@cjk-studio.com

 

Claire J KendrickBotanical Series, Oil PaintingOctober 14, 20150 comments
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Figure Exhibition | Cultural Center Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

March 6th – April 17th, 2015

“Figuratively Speaking”

Beautiful | 10x8 | Oil

Beautiful | 10×8 | Oil

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

Shadow Side | 7x5 |Oil

Shadow Side | 7×5 |Oil

Artists Notes

“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.
The paintings capture the private moment between a model and the artist. It’s a non-objective beginning — I never quite know what energy will come across the paintings. I sometimes capture the mood of the model or conversely it’s my reaction to the pose. Of course there is always a part of me in the work but the best paintings have something unintended — an element of surprise and mystery. They are works of art that can never be repeated because of the complex layering of paint.

 

“This is an exciting exhibition of contemporary figure paintings. It has taken over two years for the series exhibiting at the Cultural Center, to become reality and I’m very excited as it marks an important milestone in my career as a professional artist. Visiting Cape Cod and working with Anne Packard and her daughter Cynthia Packard in 2012 was pivotal in initiating the series.” – CJK

Opening Night Friday March 6th (5.30pm – 8pm)

Claire J KendrickDrawing, Exhibition, Figure, Installation, Oil PaintingFebruary 17, 20150 comments
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Mini Botanical Paintings

 

Tall & Bright | 5 x 9 | Oil | CJK

Tall & Bright | 5 x 9 | Oil | CJK

Coral Greeting | 5" x 7" | Oil | CJK

Coral Greeting | 5″ x 7″ | Oil | CJK

Botanical paintings using Palette Knife

Using a palette knife here are a few mini’s – inspired by all the beautiful floral arrangements that arrived from friends congratulating my husband and I, on the arrival of our beautiful daughter Annika Lauren Kendrick, born Oct 1st, 2014. Thank you so much for all the wonderful cards and messages….. we are full of gratitude.

Joyful Pink | 5 x 7 | Oil | CJK

Joyful Pink | 5 x 7 | Oil | CJK

Orange Glow | 5 x 7 | Oil | CJK

Orange Glow | 5 x 7 | Oil | CJK

Artist Notes

With the mini paintings its easy to play with scale and placement…try a few oil sketches before painting a large canvas. With these I kept the background the neutral as the flowers were so colorful but sometimes its important to change it up finding a combination that works well.

Red Cloth | 5 1/2" x 5 3/4" | Oil | CJK

Red Cloth | 5 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ | Oil | CJK

Claire J KendrickBotanical Series, Oil PaintingNovember 13, 20140 comments
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