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Beach Walk, Half Moon Bay 36 x 60" Oil on Canvas ~ Truly, this one is magnificient!  I've never been so pleased with any of my paintings as I am with this one!  Please come see this in person at  Vessels, Vistas, & Visions ~ Reception: 
10/9/2016  2:00 - 4:00 pm ~
Troy Hayner Cultural Center
301 West Main Street
Troy, Ohio 45373 The dates for the exhibit are:  10/7/2016 - 11/27/2016
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Just You & Me, Babe_10 x 8 inch Oil, Still Life

Just You & Me, Babe © Donna PierceClark ~ This was just a little challenge to myself, an exercise in opposites:  reds, pinks and greens. I like challenging myself to do glass and reflected objects as well. This one was fun to do the green dots on the pink fabric as seen through the green glassware. ~ Below are a few steps along the way My first challenge to myself was to get the drawing just right.
 ~ The second challenge was to mix and apply just one color at a time. One color, then one stroke. Then, on to another area of the painting. One color, then one stroke.


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~ Once a few local colors were established, the next step was to start finding and applying "mixes" of the two complimentary colors: reds and greens. Then, I started a bit of blending. ~ You can click on any of these photos and make them much larger, so you can see details! Have fun!






Touch of Pink, 5 x 7 oil, still life

Touch of Pink
© Donna Pierce-Clark
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Stages of Touch of Pink
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First the drawing.....
~ Then, the initial paint-in, just shapes and colors. ~ Then highlights and sparkles and dots!
~ On to the large easel........
~ ~ Above is my large studio easel, on which I have started a 24" x 36" canvas in oils. We traveled to Rainbow Bridge on a river cruise several years ago and this canvas was actually begun soon after that trip. I think this poor canvas has been neglected for at least 3 years!  I am so happy to be back to this painting.  Below, you can see a few later stages of development and the photo reference on the computer monitor, from which I paint.  Ideally, I would prefer to be painting on location;  but, I'm happy to use the computer monitor for now. ~ To the left of the easel, I also have a still life table. If I am doing a large still life, I'll use this set up and the larger easel. At this time, however, I'm working on two paintings: I get bored just working …

Evening Waterfall, 5 x 5 pen and ink, landscape

Liquid Visions - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Alcohol Inks on Yupo January 31, 2014
Evening Waterfall © Donna Pierce-Clark ~ Evening Waterfall, because of the metallics used, was a bit difficult to photograph. The owner of this one will have a hard time deciding the best lighting  and where to hang it because in different angles, Evening Waterfall has varied and beautiful presentations! ~ The whole 30 in 30 all in one place........ VOTE!  Which one did you like the best?


Sunami, 5 x 7 pen and ink, landscape

Liquid Visions - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Alcohol Inks on Yupo January 30, 2014
Sunami © Donna Pierce-Clark ~ Have I ever said I love the ocean? Just kidding.

Silver Cliff, 5 x 5 pen and ink, landscape

Liquid Visions - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Alcohol Inks on Yupo January 29, 2014
Silver Cliff © Donna Pierce-Clark
Silver Cliff was a demo piece for a recent inks on yupo workshop. We had fun and opened new doors of possibilities for everyone involved. ~ Interested? Schedule a Workshop! Contact the artist (that's me).

Distant Shores_5 x 5_pen and ink_seascape

Liquid Visions - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Alcohol Inks on Yupo January 28, 2014
Distant Shores © Donna Pierce-Clark
When our son and his family took a trip to Belize (and beyond), naturally they were all on my mind and my heart. So, as all art does, this one sprang from my depths and onto the paper. Just for them.