I paint landscapes, still life and portraits using traditional oil painting techniques. The landscapes are usually begun on site and revised and finished in the studio.They typically have many layers of paint. The subjects are iconic views of the agricultural terrain of Washington County, N. Y. , and the Hudson River Valley. Receding planes and cloud formations are are important design components. The ever changing seasons and weather conditions of the Northeast are major factors in these paintings.
The still life paintings are simple compositions of ordinary objects arranged on a reflective surface. They are depicted with close observation and carefully rendered.
The portrait paintings are 2 to 3 hour studies of models done in a life drawing class.
The successful ones have a good likeness and indicate something about the character of the person. After the initial painting, I often add a background or setting to the image.
Clarence King studied art history at New York University and has a Masters degree in painting from the University at Albany. He taught art for many years, mostly at the secondary level. He has been involved in many one person and group art shows throughout upstate New York and Southern Vermont.
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