Insights from the artist

Lord of the Rings charcoal sketches 2

I’ve decided to start a new fantasy series of original Lord of the Rings (LOTR) oil paintings. The cinematography in these films is spectacular, and I’ve often watched them and thought “This scene would make such a splendid painting.” So that’s what I’ve decided to do. Take my favorite scenes […]

Wine painting party

With wine painting parties being all the rage right now, my good friend and art patron Karen decided to host one at her house to see how it would go. She just invited a few close friends over, and asked me if I would teach it. We had to improvise […]

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Live oil painting demonstration – the making of “Gondolier in Venice”

On Wednesday I did a live oil painting demonstration at the Jerry’s Artarama in Tempe, near Phoenix, to promote my oil painting classes and workshops that I teach there. Here is the finished painting I did live for the demo: Here’s a photo of the demonstration itself. This painting demonstration […]

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Plein Air Painting Meetup

This morning I met up with some local artists for a plein air painting day. To paint “en plein air” means to paint outdoors, on location. The results of plein air painting can have a feel of spontaneity that can be harder to obtain with a studio painting. Local artist […]

Review of canvas panels purchased from

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Home made pochade box 5

Since my recent switch from acrylic paints to oil paints, I’ve needed to change the way I do paintings outside. Rather than being cooped up inside all day, when I get a chance I go outside for a bit, even if I’m still just painting from a photo reference. Because […]

Christopher Clark, fine art - home made pochade box

Christopher Clark - art commission painting

Commission Project Finished!

Finally finished a huge commission project for my good friend Tim. He just finished redecorating his entire house, and I was honored when he asked me to create custom artwork as his finishing touches. I designed the pieces to fit within the environment of his newly refurbished home. Here is […]

Daily paintings – quite a challenge

Ok so my endeavor to create one small painting each day has been challenging, especially because I’ve been neck deep in one very large commission project (not a bad problem to have). But that project was finished last night and will be delivered tomorrow! Whew. Hopefully this will free me […]

Christopher Clark, fine artist - live painting for Avon Walk

Paintings donated for AVON Walk for Breast Cancer

Winestock XIII, a charity event put on by my good friends John Harper and Janan Hughes was a huge success. Every year, these wonderful people open their home up to a fully catered wine tasting party for a charitable cause. This year’s beneficiary of the helping hand of so many […]

My art chosen for the next CMCAC art show poster

This last art show with the Costa Mesa Cultural Arts Committee (CMCAC) and Engard Arts was a success. They chose my piece “Port Orchard Trees” to be the painting they use for their posters and brochures for the next art show. So that’s pretty cool. I showed two pieces there, […]

Artist Showcase this Saturday night

I will have two pieces featured in the Artist Showcase put on by the Costa Mesa Cultural Arts Committee this Saturday night. This is a juried show, and they selected “Only Us” and “Port Orchard Trees” as the two pieces for me to showcase, both of which are also for […]

Making of “Swingout in Autumn”

Here’s a little documentation of how I made this painting: Swingout in Autumn. I find I use a lot more home-improvement and construction-grade materials than I do actual art supplies. Which allows me to be a bit more creative, and ensures that my materials are of very high quality and […]

Christopher Clark, Fine Artist - painting "Only Us"

Finding the time to paint 1

Sometimes it gets difficult to find the time to do as much painting as I’d like. I need to paint often to fulfill two needs: 1) The obvious love and desire to paint and create beautiful images, to recreate my memories in a way that transcends the photograph and captures […]

New “Fun Beverages” series coming soon 1

During a fun weekend with my brothers in Arizona, we had a night of crazy and exotic home-made adult beverages. My brother David is a rather excellent amateur bartender, with an incredibly stocked bar in the kitchen. So late in the night Saturday, we enjoyed many a creative concoction. All […]

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Christopher Clark Fine Art - two sets of strings

Fun at the airport

Got caught with a cancelled flight at the airport coming home from Seattle this weekend. Luckily I had something to keep myself and all the other disgruntled holiday travelers entertained. On the top is the ukulele I got my girlfriend Alison for Christmas. On the bottom is my Martin Backpacker […]

New website up and running

Kudos to Sarah Nueber Design Development in Germany for making this awesome wordpress theme. Was tricky to set up at first (probably because I’m new to wordpress, also because it has lots of features), but the support files available were good, as well as support from Sarah herself. A few […]

Christopher Clark Fine Art - me in the car