Sunday, May 1, 2016

Singing Swallow


"Singing Swallow"
10" x 8"
oil on canvas
available

I'm loving spring!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Great Blue

Great Blue
45" x 12"
oil on canvas
framed


Dubois Cow

Dubois Cow
11" x 14"
oil on canvas
private collection

Monday, April 11, 2016

French White

French White
oil on canvas
20" x 20"
available

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Shelter from the Cold

Shelter from the Cold
5x7
oil on canvas board
available

Monday, March 28, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Black on Blue

Black on Blue
10" x 8"
oil on canvas
available


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Red Tag

Red Tag
24" x 24"
oil on canvas
available
30% of this sale will benefit New Ratittude Rescue

This is Petunia and she is a Rat Terrier rescue.
I saw a photo of her in the New Rattitude Rescue calendar and HAD the paint her. She reminded me so much of my Frida with the attitude, sitting pretty on that chair.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Three Roads

Three Roads
10" x 8"
oil on canvas

Inspiration from my recent out west trip.

Santa Fe Gate

Santa Fe Gate
12" x 12"
oil on canvas

Inspiration from my recent trip out west.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Roadside Church

"Roadside Church"
16" x 12"
oil on canvas

I just spent an amazing 7 days out west in Denver, Colorado, Sante Fe & Taos, New Mexico with my mom and sister. Lots of landscapes, new energy and new ideas for paintings!

This is a Church in New Mexico I saw in some random town. I quickly snapped the photo out of the window. Just love the barbwire in contrast to the friendly white picket fence, the adobe and white windows.... just a lot of metaphors in this.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Partytime!

"Partytime!"
7" x 5"
oil on panel
private collection

This is my sister's pup, Gretel. I painted this for her 50th birthday. At this moment we are in Colorado celebrating her birthday with my mom going to galleries, museums and immersing ourselves in creativity, good food and humor.

Today we go to one of my favorite cities Sante Fe and then we go to Taos.
It's going to be a good an inspirational celebration!



Friday, February 19, 2016

Keeper

Keeper
11" x 14"
Private Collection

For the past few weeks I have been clearing out my studio - Got a hold a book called "Spark Joy" which has helped me decide what stays and what goes. I highly recommend it for clearing clutter. Now, it has spread to other parts of the house. What seemed like an unsurmountable task now seems so easy, and so freeing.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sweet Gus

Sweet Gus
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection

This is Gus. He belongs to a good friend. Every time I would go to her house, Gus would most likely be sitting on the sofa and I would sit next to him. Unlike most cats that would run away to some dark room in the back of the house at the sight of an intruder, he would stay and let me pet him and just sit quietly - nothing seemed to bother him and always seemed deep in thought.
He was a cool cat and will be missed.


Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Guardian

The Guardian
16" x 20"
oil on canvas
private collection

Friday, January 15, 2016

PAINT MY DOG #10

8" x 10"
private collection

This is the final painting in the PAINT MY DOG! series for 2015.

The dog belongs to the awesome painter Susan B. Hecht who taught me color theory - I took a 3 day workshop with her and what she taught me changed my painting.
Her website is http://susanbhecht.com/


Here are all the PAINT MY DOG paintings...
I like to think each painting has it's own personality in the brush stokes and color just like each subject does.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

PAINT MY DOG! #7

Stella
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection

My first painting of 2016!
Been working on some other time-intensive paintings involving foxes, chickens and lizards (oh, so fun!) - will post those soon.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Jeopardy Portrait

Jeopardy
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection

This is a portrait from the Christmas commissions.

I just received this photo from Edward Dare Gallery in Charleston of their front window
-  I'm so proud to be a part of this great gallery - here is their website...
http://www.edwarddare.com/

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Bear

Bear
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection


More Christmas commissions.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Penny

Penny
oil on canvas
16" x 12"
Private collection

Merry Christmas Everybody!!
Between painting portraits and making jewelry, I am flat-wore-out!
I am taking the next few days to relaaxxx!!

Thank you to all my bloggees for supporting my art - it means so much to me that you're out there digging my work. I hope all of you have a great, successful (and creative) new year!


Monday, December 14, 2015

PAINT MY DOG #6

PAINT MY DOG #6
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection

It's been holiday portrait season and it's been a busy time for sure - I'm finally coming up for air. I wanted to share this painting from the PAINT MY DOG series that I just love. 

Also, at the end of this month I will be closing my Etsy shop - I have decided to have some galleries represent my work and see how it goes. Edward Dare Gallery in Charleston will be the first of a few. It's a really lovely gallery that represents a wide range of artists and I'm looking forward to working with them. 

Monday, December 7, 2015

DuBois Cows

DuBois Cows
9" x 12"
oil on canvas
private collection

A while back I had an auction for a dog portrait to raise money for a rescue that needed help with some hospital bills. This is the portrait the woman who won wanted - She and her husband humainly raise dairy cows and are very connected to them.

She also rescues Greek strays and has quite a few of my paintings in her collection.

Friday, December 4, 2015

PAINT MY DOG #5

"7up"
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

PAINT MY DOG #4





"Livvy"
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection


If you are interested in a portrait go to:
www.petportraitsbyclair.com

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

PAINT MY DOG series #3

"Shala"
8" x 10"
private collection

Slowly getting through the holiday portraits - I have 5 paintings on my easel right now!

If you are interested in a portrait go to:
www.petportraitsbyclair.com

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

PAINT MY DOG #1




PAINT MY DOG #1
12" x 9"
oil on canvas
private collection


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

PAINT MY DOG #2

PAINT MY DOG #2
8" x 10"
private collection

After an awesome vacation in Florida, I have resumed holiday commissions.

This is the second in the PAINT MY DOG series 2015. I started this before my vacation and finished it today.  I still have #1 on my easel and should be done with it tomorrow.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Cover of Artist and Illustrators Magazine!

I am so proud to have my painting of Chumley on the cover of Artist and Illustrator Magazine December issue!

Monday, November 2, 2015

PAINT MY DOG! Portrait Special!!



Last year I had a very successful PAINT MY DOG! Special.
This year I'm doing it again -

The first 10 people I get photos from, I'll paint - If you would like to purchase the portrait it's $195.00 plus shipping.

Spots will fill up fast - so start getting your photos together!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Squirrel Watch

"Squirrel Watch"
16" x 20"
oil on canvas

This is the second painting in the Gretel series. 

I visited my sister and Gretel last year and absolutely fell in love with this dog. It took awhile (after a lot of chicken treats) for her to accept me as ok, but after that we were buds and I was able to take about a hundred photos of her. 

From a painters perspective, she is a stunning model, perfect color for my palette, flowing lines, great profile... it helps that I am a freak about dachshunds... just don't tell my terriers :)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Almost Asleep

"Almost Asleep"
oil on canvas
framed
private collection


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Boston Proper




"Boston Proper"
12" x 12" x 3/4"
Oil on paper mounted on board
private collection