Hi art buddies, I’m just going to let the photo do the talking here. Same painting, same lighting, but the one on the left shot with RAW took a lot less editing. Not to mention is much closer to the actual painting. Somehow I changed my camera settings to JPG from RAW and couldn’t figure out why the last batch of paintings were off and took much more time to edit, until I looked the file format. Duh! DON’T SHOOT YOUR PAINTINGS AS JPEG/JPG.

RAW shot on Left. JPEG shot on Right.

RAW shot on Left. JPEG shot on Right.



Doug Clarke is an award winning Plein Air and Studio painter based out of Virginia Beach. He works in oils creating plein air and studio paintings.

Graduating with Honors and Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University, Doug's work has evolved from commercial to fine art.  As an active member of the Norfolk Drawing Group, the painter strives for excellence in his figure drawings and paintings.  His commitment to life drawing and painting led him outdoors to paint "en plein air".  There he realized his passion for capturing light and nature in his own personal way.

Doug has been commissioned to paint both Harborfest and Neptune Festival posters for 2014.  Awards include 1st place awards for Plein Air 757,  Williamsburg Plein Air and the Plein Air Mount Lebanon quick draw competitions, as well as a three time winner of the Historic Fort Monroe Plein Air Exhibition.  His paintings are collected far and abroad internationally.  Doug’s work is currently represented by Harbor Gallery and the Ellen Moore Gallery.

In pursuit of mastering his craft, he has participates in local and national plein air events

When painting outdoors, Doug is very passionate about capturing the vanishing landscapes of Southeastern Virginia.

"Blue Bel Air" Plein Air Painting.

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I've just joined Daily Paint Works to sell my smaller work from plein air and my figure painting sessions.  Keep checking back to see new work that will be for sale.

Here's a pic of the painting as on site.