Claudia Flood
Photo by George Rose

Gallery

The act of painting is a science in itself. Once you have decided on the subject, you must decide how to paint it. I paint in oils and they require an understanding of color because you do not paint straight from the tube. Each color is mixed and some, no matter how illogical it may seem, will make "mud" when mixed together. You must decide what kind of brush is going to be used - bristle or sable, flat or round. And then, how are you going to apply the paint? It is an exacting process that needs concentration and practice. Much as a musician practices the scales, painting is something that has to be repeated again and again by the artist to achieve "perfection."

I am a storyteller, and I use my brushes and pencils to weave a tale, instead of words. I want the viewer to look and look again, in the discovery of the story that is before them. I try to bring to my work an interest that allows one to see something new every time the piece is viewed.

I paint from my own sketches and photos. My sketchbook and camera usually accompany me wherever I go because you never know when you are going to come upon the perfect setting, the perfect light or shadow. But I do not just paint from photos. The idea is choreographed in advance in my mind: what I am trying to say, how to best say it, through which medium, and technique; what's the best way to capture this idea on a two dimensional surface, so that it springs to life and stands on it's own. I sketch the subject in "plain air" if necessary, and combine my drawings, my imagination, and the camera to capture the light and to aid me in my task.
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toe left
toe right
dancing shoes
 "Left Boot"
mixed media on tinted paper
15x22
"Right Boot"
mixed media on tinted paper
15x22
"Dancin' Shoes"
mixed media
22x30
fruit 1
fruit 2
Eggplant
 "Single Again"
water color with graphite
22x30
"Blind Date"
water color with graphite
22x30
"Victim's of Fashion"
oil on canvas
30x32
barn
cloud
Happy Hour
"Sierra Sunset"
oil on canvas
30x36  
"Genoa round the bend"
oil on canvas
28x30
"Waiting for Happy Hour"
water color with graphite
22x30

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5

 2

"Pushy Tomatoes"
24x30 oil on canvas

 "Dance of the Pudgy Pears"
18x24 oil on canvas

 "Au Pear"
9x12 watercolor / graphite

 

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truck 2

3

"Chevy to the Levy"
32x36 oil on canvas
(posters available)

"The Other Side of Town"
oil on canvas
30x36

"Best Friends"
24x28 oil on canvas

 


horse view 1
detail1 detail2
detail3 detail4

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12

"Evening Dance"
oil on canvas
24x28

"Patty, Maxine & Laverne"
30x32 oil on canvas

"Royalty"
30x34 oil on canvas

 
flowers_left
flowers_center
flowers_right
"For Georgia"
mixed media
15x22
"Allegro"
oil on canvas
30x32
"And Reverse"
oil on canvas
24x22
The Circus is Back in Town
sleeping with giants
tennis shoes
"The Circus is Back in Town"
20x24 oil on canvas

"Sleeping with Giants"
Open edition prints available.
Call for size and pricing.

"Ten Seasons"
oil on canvas
24x28
worker
Travelin Light
Window on my World
"Keeping the Tradition"
oil on canvas
22x28

"Travelin' Light"
oil on canvas
24x28

"Window on My World"
oil on canvas
24x28

 

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