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 ¼ inch panels. Panels are much safer than stretched canvas for field work. Watercolors are painted with Winsor Newton professional grade pigments on Arches 300 lbs acid free rag paper.
When working in the studio, C. D. uses traditionally stretched canvas. Studio works are larger, ranging in size from 9 by 12 inches to 36 by 40 inches and up. Studio watercolors can be larger as well, up to 20 by 30 inches.
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 usually linen covered. The frames are hand gessoed and leafed, and only ultraviolet-filtering conservation glass is ever used on the watercolors.
Prints of C. D. ‘s original paintings are available in very limited editions of 200, all carefully reproduced on very high quality paper. Most of the prints have an image size of 13 by 20 inches.
C. D. ‘s originals and prints are avidly collected by noted sportsmen all over the world including ESPN’s Flip Pallot; TV host Andy Mill; Orvis Company owner Leigh Perkins; businessman, author and philanthropist Bob Rich; super guides Paul Dixon, Brian Horsely and Tim Klein; and many, many others.