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In The Studio with Clay- What’s on the Easel?

In the studio with Clay 9-18-18 (2)Pictured here are some recently finished , and some just started, canvases of my new series Ancient Voices.

All of the paintings are acrylic on gallery wrapped canvases and some contain paper collage materials. Colors are mostly brown, black , white and cream to lend an organic, earthiness. The addition of metallic gold that shimmers in the light gives a sense of mystery and  magic!

These works are created intuitively from memories and experiences past and present.

Stay tuned for more!  Clay

September 18, 2018 at 6:38 pm Leave a comment

Color Trends 2017: Gray and Neutrals-Classic!

Gray is a classic neutral and has been a “go to”favorite for neutral interiors for several years now. Gray is moving into 2017 more popular that ever !

CSL newsletter living room

One of my all time favorites is the combination of gray and camel with accent colors of different shades of green, from blue-greens to leaf and citrus greens. In the living room shown above that I designed a couple of years ago, I used this classic combo with gray stone on the fireplace, textured camel fabric on the sofa and brown and gray shades in the rug and leopard print (of course!) chair. The contemporary art canvas, and the plants, bring in the complimentary shades of green to spice up the neutral palette.

This cozy and comfortable room is executed with a mix of contemporary and traditional pieces with a European vibe! Remember , when working with a neutral palette , you need to use contrasting textures and shapes to add more depth to the space, as I did with the stone texture on the fireplace, the wonderful organic shapes of the  three urns,  the sculptural shapes of the leaves on the plants and the soft chenille texture of the sofa.

There are many other color trends coming into 2017 and I won’t go into them all now but will be blogging  more about that later. Whatever the current trends, your home should be a reflection of who you, and your family ,are and you should surround yourself with colors that give you pleasure, furnishings you love  and art that speaks to you ! It’s just good Feng Shui!!

Happy decorating and please check back for more on 2017 color trends and other inspirations for decorating your home!   Clay






August 23, 2016 at 8:24 pm Leave a comment

Abstract Sea Scapes

These new abstract seascapes, shown here in my studio, are the start of a series based on my lifetime love affair with beaches and islands. With much time spent on beaches and islands in Nova Scotia, the coast of Maine and on down to the Caribbean Islands and beyond, I can think of nothing that does more to restore my spirit and invigorate my soul than a long walk on a beach!

These abstract seascapes recall and depict those impressions and feelings . I am looking forward to the process of exploration in acrylics on canvas and the process of progression in this series. Stay tuned for more!

March 24, 2012 at 8:07 pm 2 comments

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