Staring at the Sea | 24×24 | Oil Encaustic Painting | CJK May this be a healthy and happy new year for you all. I started by clearing the decks of my studio and organizing…..the frenzy was followed by moments of contemplation – – Staring at the sea! Never underestimate the necessary time to unplug and go off grid and just be. Creativity needs time alone. In this seascape painting I wanted to show color in every aspect of the
“Embrace” | 42″x 42″ | Oil Encaustic Private Collector’s painting “Embrace” – View this short 1min video showing the progression of this large scale botanical encaustic painting – artist CJK at play with flames and flowers!!! Thanks to Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples and the Private Collector for this wonderful commission project. Flowers by 57 Treasury, St Augustine.
36″ x 60″ | Oil Encaustic Peonies, twigs and foliage…. this was a still life set up I painted a few times in different sizes and formats. Sometimes when a subject clicks, its inspiring to work on it repetitively and in a burst of creativity explore varied brushwork and paint language.
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,
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) provides travelers the chance to enjoy some of the finest sculpture and fine art installations from artists across the North East Florida region. “The airport has a collection of beautiful sculpture and original fine art. JIA supports the creative community by giving artist’s the opportunity to showcase their work and with 10.000 people passing through the airport daily, it’s a great privilege to be selected and an opportunity to share my paintings, with an audience
By KRISTIN CHAMBERS Compass Correspondent For most artists, blowtorches and a freshly painted canvas mix as well as Superman and Lex Luthor. But to Claire Kendrick, it is the beautiful morphing of heat, wax and oils that makes her abstract encaustic botanical paintings alive. “You have to be prepared to lose a certain amount of the painting,” Kendrick said. “Sometimes it gets destroyed in the process. The wax has a resin within it, so when it dries it dries really hard
36″ x 48″ | Oil Encaustic | Love Wasteland “Love Wasteland” One of the greatest human needs is love and connection – yet how often do we take time to consider how good we are at building friendships, connections meaningful relationships. So rarely to we think about how we contribute, are we good friends, companions, lovers? Think about the green drips representing – Volume bars on a stereo showing the love that’s in life. Notches on a bed post….!
Love Note | 30″ x 30″ | Oil Encaustic Think about someone you love and share this painting with them by posting a message in the comment box below (public message), or – copy the link and send this painting to them with a (private message)! Go on it will be fun…! If you would like to see more paintings from the Botanical Series visit the portfolio section of the website. www.cjk-studio.com “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make