347 – Lollipop Bush Mandala

Bend in the River by Carolee S. Clark
Bend in the River by Carolee S. Clark
18″ x 24″ x 1.5″ acrylic on wrapped canvas

I have been a big fan of Carolee Clark‘s art since I first laid eyes on them. Hailing from our lovely Willamette Valley, Carolee creates energetic landscapes and delightful figure paintings that flow with vibrant colors and interesting shapes.

I love how she portrays the energy of what she sees, allowing us to know what’s “suppose” to be there while at the same time letting us see what and how she sees it. And how cool to see the bushes as spiral mandalas! To me they look like butterscotch lollipops.

About herself and her art she states:

Throughout my art career, I continue to explore new ideas, push myself to paint with bolder colors, more dynamic strokes, interesting pattern or exciting compositions. I strive to make my work stimulating and bold.

Like Debby from yesterday’s post, you can check out her studio every fall as part of the 2-weekend Philomath Open Studios.

Carolee’s art inspires us to see beyond what our physical eyes see…to connect with the energy of what we are looking at to see what’s really there. Reminding me of a song I usually here this time of year… do you see what I see?


Answer this 1-question pole about how best to present the Mandala of the Day for 2016. Thanks in advance for your help.

Happy Coloring!

If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.


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