Michele Clamp Art

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Vermont Thumbnail

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A quick thumbnail sketch for a painting. Tried this at a larger size and failed miserably. If I try again with better results maybe I’ll post the failure but for now - just the sketch.

Vermont Scene

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Still struggling on. Trying for a loose, calligraphic style here with a textured foreground. Much harder than it looks.

Maine Lighthouse

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Maine Lighthouse. Michele Clamp. Watercolor 11”x14”

Maine Lighthouse. Michele Clamp. Watercolor 11”x14”

Maine Lighthouse
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11”x14”/16”x20” matted.

One of a series of lighthouses in a more naturalistic, subtle style.

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Another go attempting something with subdued color.   Maybe a little too tentative in places but hangs together well.

A couple of intermediate shots below. I decided to use masking fluid for the lighthouse so I could sweep the sky in wet in wet. In the end I’m not convinced it was worth the trouble.

Here is a shot after the sky went in and I’m half way through the rocks. Always a bit of a gamble rocks but they’re progressing well here. Part of the secret is to be confident, vary the colors but don’t delineate every rock outline.


Kittery Lighthouse - An Experiment

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Kittery Lighthouse. Michele Clamp. Watercolor 11”x14”

I have a bit of a tendency to overdo the colors in my paintings. For this one I decided to try and mute back everything, gray out the blues and the greens etc. It didn’t turn out to be a beautiful painting but there’s lots here I like. The scrubby brushwork on the rocks came out well as did the partial wet in wet for the lighthouse itself. All in all I think it’s positive

Beach and Boats

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Now this one I started last night and walked away half way through in disgust. I fully intended to put this in the ‘burn’ pile this morning. Looking at it afresh, however, I thought maybe there’s something worth rescuing. by the time I’d put in the boats I think it has redeemed itself

Singing Beach

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Singing Beach, Manchester-by-the-Sea. Michele Clamp. Watercolor 11"x14"

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We went to Manchester-by-the-Sea last week and strolled down to singing beach.   The sun was strong and, post labor day,  only a few people were on the beach.   Was almost perfect and deserved a painting.    Annoyingly I got too involved with the foreground and overdid it.   But it definitely captures the day.

Pont de Besalu

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Pont de Besalu. Michele Clamp watercolor.

Pont de Besalu. Michele Clamp watercolor.

Pont de Besalu
250.00

11”x14”/16”x20” matted.

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No real reason for this one - it just took my fancy.   Fun and came out well. 

John Lovett Exercise - Landscape 3

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Rather a lacklustre performance today.    A very tricky photo and I got bogged down with too many greens.

The photo :

And Mr Lovett's version.

I rushed at this one somewhat and could definitely have benefitted from an initial value study.

John Lovett Exercise - Rocks

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Next John Lovett exercise.   A little lethargic with this one for some reason but my lack of interest managed to result in something pretty loose.

The original photo:

And Mr Lovett's version from the end of the book:

Very nice.   Simultaneously simpler and yet more detailed than mine.