Remembering to focus on the acts of kindness, rather than the acts of terror.
Lean on me | 8″ x 6″ | Oil | CJK In the course of the recent tragedy in Boston, I was struck by the story of a young girl helped from the blast. She later appealed to the stranger, a young man to come forward so she could thank him personally from her hospital bed. As I was going about my daily life sorting some recent paintings, Lean on Me, from the classic Bill Withers song crossed my mind
“Patchwork thoughts” | 5″ x 7″ | Oil | CJK Our faces sometimes tell a thousand words – In a recent portrait session, I painted some interesting studies, fashion edgy, buxom attitude, — they are reaching for an attitude more than a likeness. This painting seemed so thoughtful. Much of what we bring to a painting is our own experience it’s our feeling and also the energy of the model. We are all giving off energy vibrations — sitting still
7th Annual Melrose Spring Arts Festival
7th Annual Melrose Spring Arts Festival OPEN AIR ARTS 45 Award Winning Artists – ARTISTS AT WORK Saturday, March 16, 2013, 10 am – 5 pm Painters on site / Painting Demonstrations Location: Melrose Bay Park, Historic Melrose, Heritage Park & Greathouse Butterfly Farm PAINTING DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE Saturday, March 16, Heritage Park Follow me on twitter to find where I am plein air painting at this event cjk_studio or on Facebook at CJK-Studio, take a peek at whats on
Botanical Paintings are exhibiting in two locations this month.
Feb 1 – 24th 2013 | St Augustine Art Association | Big Red Art Show. You are invited to “The Big Red Art Show” the opening reception is 2/1/2013, at First Friday Art Walk – Experience one of St. Augustine’s most popular cultural events from 5 – 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Big Red Art Show – is a celebration of the color red includes works that convey a range of moods and meanings with any
Shadow Side|5″ x 7″ |Oil Painting on Board |CJK I have this quote on my studio wall – “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” The world will not have it. It is not your business to
Don’t Say Too Much..!
When most people think about painting or drawing, the first thing that comes to mind is the representational work of the Old Masters the detailed drawings of Michelangelo or Da Vinci. Expressive painting, by contrast, comes from breaking the rules and the traditional limitations of classical teaching and exploring freer, more intimate and intuitive forms of expression. What is similar is that the painting starts with strong composition but in contrast rather than planning or drawing the subject the early
Sparkle for the Festive Season
Put some sparkle in your weekend, Saturday 17th November, 2012 the Worley Faver Gallery will celebrate their 6th Anniversary and on the same night the city of St Augustine hosts “Nights of Lights”. St Augustine is made special by the many small businesses that are supported locally. Aviles Street in particular has a special flavor and many who know the city well will tell you it’s the hidden jewel in the historic old town. Away from the hustle and
Anne Packard, American Contemporary Artist, mentors artist, Claire J. Kendrick
Anne Packard in her studio, Cape Cod. MA 2012 Anne Packard and I first met in the historic streets of St. Augustine in 2011. She was exhibiting her one-woman show at the Cutter and Cutter Brilliance in Color Gallery. We had an immediate rapport because we have one thing in common—-painting…….and it consumes our lives! This year Anne invited me to her home in Provincetown, Cape Cod, to stay with her and paint for ten days. While there I
New Exhibit of Paintings at the Worley Faver Gallery, St Augustine
The Worley Faver Gallery is excited to present the latest works by Claire J Kendrick. Claire recently devoted herself to intensive study with American Contemporary Artist Anne Packard and these stunning paintings reveal the influence that Anne has had on Claire’s work. Claire demonstrates the principle that with each brush stroke you have an opportunity to express emotion, depth and passion. Her paintings inevitably evoke a response from the viewer that is consistent with her intention. Anne has stated that
48″ x 48″ | Oil Encaustic | In my new home I haven’t been blogging for a while as I was traveling in Ireland and when my husband and I returned to the USA we closed on a new home. Yea… more space to create paintings. Inspiration all around as we are moving near the beach, inter coastal and marsh all subjects I love to paint. Figurative work still pushes and challenges my painting so of course that’s a ”