Tuesday, September 20, 2016

My...What Big Tail You Have!

I had a big up-rooting this year.....moving from the East Coast to the West Coast......landing in Southern California.  My paint supplies & brushes are unpacked and I'm back on the canvas!
 


 My latest is the mystical Snow Leopard.  This crazy colored cat has an unusually big tail.......proportionally equivalent to the length of its body.  This helps the animal balance when jumping over rocks and crevices.


My...What Big Tail You Have!  is a 15x40 gallery wrapped original, currently available at The Pacific Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA.  My collague Rachel Bingaman also exhibits her beautiful original paintings there.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Clara's Art.....on Travel, Gift & Desktop Accessories!

I am really excited to be partnered with 52/80 Designs, in creating my latest line of licensed art on a variety of travel, gift, and desktop accessories.  52/80 Designs is offering these products as an exclusive artist collection to be sold at national tradeshows.   Check them out!


Stainless Steel Card Case

Stainless Steel Flasks

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Octo Glow on Marigold

This jumbo octopus is contrasted on a bright marigold yellow background.......
Octo-Glow is a 30x40 gallery wrap canvas.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

More Painted Rocks!


Here's more Painted Rocks that I've completed recently....
painted rocks, painted stones, art of rocks
Dragon's Egg
painted rocks, painted stones, art on rocks
Pebble Bugs!
painted rocks, painted stones, art on rocks
Turtle Hatchlings

Big Veggies & Fruit Basket

painted rocks, painted stones, art on rocks
Ponies

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Snowy Owl on Cocoa Brown

Snowy Owls fly in total silence......their thick puffy feathers buffer the air and produce no sound.  This snowy owl is dropping out of the sky to swoop on its prey.  
Snowy Owl on Cocoa Brown is on a 24 x 30 gallery wrap canvas.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Clara's Art.....on Stationary Products!

I'm really excited to be partnered with Walking Dots......licensing for a variety of stationary products and electronic devices including IPhones and Ipad cases.  Check out these colorful journals, greeting cards, IPhone and tablet cases! 

Walking Dots Clara Nilles

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SPLASH II

This painting is a small band of galloping paint ponies along a shallow river bank with splashing water everywhere!
SPLASH II......is a 15x40 acrylic on canvas painting.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Painted Rocks!

I've been getting ready for a local art show & workshop for Painted Rocks.   Painting on rocks is a unique medium that can be fairly labor intensive......requiring minute details using tiny brushes & alot of patience!  But each piece is a unique study with lots of character, and a great way to paint two dimensionally on a three dimensional surface.   
 
Here's some rocks that I've worked on:

Guinea Pigs
Box of Produce
Three Owls

Snow Leopard


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Freckles

This long legged foal is a spotted Leopard Appaloosa Horse, whose dark spots and patterns are individual and unique. 


Freckles is a 12x24 gallery wrapped canvas painting.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Whoa!

Whoa!  Everyone brake for this bright family of skunks!  Skunks have very striking coats.....they are easily recognizable with their universal warning colors!
Whoa! is on a 15 x 30 gallery wrapped canvas.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Clara's NEW Online Shop

Check out my completely re-vamped Online Shop....where you can buy hundreds of my licensed art products...available online and thru major retailers!
Clara's NEW Online Shop

Friday, May 8, 2015

Clara's Art Products.......Available at Bed Bath & Beyond!

I'm happy to announce that Bed Bath & Beyond is currently featuring two of my art products......bamboo jewelry boxes in small and medium sizes.  They are available exclusively for sale.....check them out!

Painted Ponies on Turquoise Bamboo Jewelry Boxes

Monday, May 4, 2015

Got Weed?

Goats are nature's lawn mowers.....they are especially fond of thick grass and weed!  This festive herd of goats and kids with their floppy dog ears.......are busy mowing!  
Got Weed? is a 24 x 30 gallery wrap canvas.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Clara's Artwork.......Available In Asia thru Alibaba......

I'm excited to announce that a selection of my art products will be offered by Alibaba.....the Chinese Amazon e-commerce company.  


This marks the first time my art products are marketed and sold in Asia! 

Tie Dye Turtles Shower Curtain....sold at Alibaba.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fireball Monkeys

The Golden Lion Tamarin Monkey has a thick flamboyant coat that splays out of their faces and bodies....giving them an explosive look of being on fire!  I painted this family group on a bright spring green background. 

Fireball Monkeys is on an 18 x 36 gallery wrap canvas.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Three Fat Toads!

The friendly and tame American Toad is a common garden visitor.  In summer months they will gorge themselves on insects, slugs, and worms.........as these three fellows have!   

Three Fat Toads! is on a 12x24 gallery wrap canvas.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Splash!

This herd of free spirited wild paint ponies with flowing mane...are galloping thru a shallow stream.....with frothing white water everywhere!! 
Splash! is on a jumbo 24x48 canvas.