ABOUT THE PAINTINGS
C.D. Clarke uses the highest quality art materials. His oil paintings are made on the finest gessoed linen, mounted with acid-free glue on coated 0.25” panels (panels are much safer than stretched canvas for field work). Watercolors are painted with Winsor & Newton professional-grade pigments, on Arches 300-lb. acid-free rag paper.
When working in the studio, C.D. uses traditionally-stretched canvas. Studio works are larger, ranging in size from 9"x12” to 36”x40” (sometimes larger). Studio watercolors can be larger, as well, up to 20”x30”.
C.D.’s paintings are custom-framed using archival materials and procedures. Subtle variations in the mat colors and frame styles are carefully selected for each painting. The mats are acid-free, and are typically linen-covered. The frames are hand-gessoed and -leafed, and only ultraviolet-filtering conservation glass is ever used on watercolors.