Category Archives: Tree Series

Contemporary landscape painting “Otter Crest”

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Otter Crest,” acrylic, 28″ x 22″ x 1.5″

“Otter Crest”   gone
by Carolee Clark
28″ x 28″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This is a painting I had started a few years ago and just finished changing yesterday.

Contemporary landscape painting “Field Guardian”

contemporary landscape painting with trees by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Field Guardian,” acrylic, 22″ x 28″ x 1.5″

“Field Guardian”
by Carolee Clark
22″ x 28″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$1075 (plus $65 shipping and handling within US)


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Contemporary tree painting “Longevity”

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Longevity,” acrylic, 48″ x 48″ x 1.5″

“Longevity”
by Carolee Clark
48″ x 48″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$4000 (plus $280 shipping and handling within US)


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I pushed myself towards using a different color scheme with predominately blues and purples.

Other News:

  • See some of my figurative work at the Corvallis Art Center (Corrine Woodman Gallery front and back rooms in Corvallis, Oregon) from now until March 28, 2015.  While you are there take a look at the Community Open Show which is always a treat to see.
  • I have started Instagram!  My user name is caroleeclark.  Take a look on this blog’s right side under “Instagram.”

Contemporary tree painting “Companionship”

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Companionship,” acrylic, 60″ x 48″ x 1.5″

“Companionship”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
60″ x 48″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This is the second painting I have finished recently from reference photos that I took while walking in MacDonald Forest in Corvallis, Oregon.

I’ve included a couple of photographs of it hanging on a wall in my house too.   (Note:  the wall outlet is 4.5″ x 2.75″).   In the second photo you can see how I’ve continued the image around the edge of the canvas.

© Carolee Clark, "Companionship" hanging on the wall, 60" x 48" x 1.5", acrylic

© Carolee Clark, “Companionship” hanging on the wall, 48″ x 60″ x 1.5″, acrylic

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark, "Companionship" hanging on the wall, side view

© Carolee Clark, “Companionship” hanging on the wall, side view

 

Contemporary landscape painting “At the Lake”

contemporary landscape painting with lake and trees by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “At the Lake,” acrylic, 18″ x 24″ x 1.5″

“At the Lake”
by Carolee Clark
18″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$750 (plus $45 shipping and handling within the US)


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Contemporary aspen tree painting “Wind Chimes”

aspen tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Wind Chimes,” acrylic, 40″ x 30″ x 1.5″

“Wind Chimes”
by Carolee Clark
40″ x 30″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$2100 (plus $150 shipping and handling within the US)


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Aspen trees!  One of my favorite subjects.  Although this is a pretty large painting it felt small compared the one I finished last week (“Entanglements.“)  This one would fit into my car.

Contemporary tree painting “Entanglements”

large contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Entanglements,” 60″ x 48″ x 1.5″

“Entanglements”
by Carolee Clark
60″ x 48″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$5000 (plus $400 shipping and handling within the US)


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There are some beautiful trees where I enjoy walking in MacDonald Forest at the end of Oak Creek Drive.  I have taken some photographs of them.  They are huge!

This is the largest painting I have ever finished.  We hung it in the living room so that I could photograph it on the wall and it made the 4′ x 3′ painting that had been hanging there look very small indeed.

It is raining and quite dark today so I had to turn on every light I could which made the light look a warm yellow.

painting by Carolee Clark "Entanglements" hanging in situ living room

© Carolee Clark

painting "Entanglements" by Carolee Clark hanging in situ living room

© Carolee Clark

 

Contemporary autumn tree painting “November’s Pause”

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “November’s Pause,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“November’s Pause”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I’m gearing up to do a few more larger landscape paintings so needed to do some studies.  This is the first one.

Philomath Open Studios – Thank you to all of you who came out to see my work in my studio during this year’s Philomath Open Studios!  This is the painting I was working on during the second weekend.

Contemporary landscape painting of trees and a river “Spring Melt”

contemporary landscape painting of trees and a river by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Spring Melt,” acrylic, 24″ x 30″ x 1.5″

“Spring Melt”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 30″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This is the Similkameen River in Manning Park, British Columbia.

Clothesline Sale of Art 2014 is only two weeks away!

Mark your calendars to come and see the work of up to 60 artists … come see my work and introduce yourself!

Benton County Courthouse Lawn
120 NW 4th Street, Corvallis, Oregon
Saturday, August 2, 2014  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Large contemporary painting of birch trees “Birch Banter”

carolee_clark_1080_birch_banter

© Carolee Clark, “Birch Banter,” acrylic, 36″ x 36″ x 1.5″

“Birch Banter”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
36″ x 36″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I did a companion piece (Birch Banter Echo) for this one.  It also measures 36″ x 36″ x 1.5″.  Here they are together.

diptych painting of birch trees by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Birch Banter” and “Birch Banter Echo”, acrylic, 36″ x 72″ of painted canvas

“Dark Trees,” contemporary landscape painting with trees

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Dark Trees,” acrylic, 48″ x 48″

“Dark Trees”
by Carolee Clark
48″ x 48″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
$4000

Available from Xanadu Gallery

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“Treescape,” contemporary tree painting

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Treescape,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Treescape”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Painting – “Backyard Apple Tree” – contemporary tree painting

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Backyard Apple Tree,” 20″ x 20″, acrylic

“Backyard Apple Tree” sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
20″ x 20″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

There is an old gnarled little apple tree in the corner of our yard which has been the subject of many of my paintings.  Right now it is in great need of a good pruning …

“Bighorn Trail,” contemporary landscape painting

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Bighorn Trail,” acrylic, 24″ x 24″

“Bighorn Trail”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Growing Close,” contemporary tree painting of aspens plus exciting news of mentorship program

contemporary landscape tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Growing Close,” acrylic, 30″ x 30″

“Growing Close”  sold_dot sold
by Carolee Clark
30″ x 30″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

News:

I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected by Jason Horejs of Xanadu Gallery for a mentorship program which will culminate in a one person show at Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale Arizona.

The news is still a little surreal for me as when I applied, I knew that there would be many, many incredible artists who would also want this exciting opportunity.  Jason has said that the selection process was much more difficult than he had anticipated of which I have no doubt.

When the announcement was made, I received some lovely and encouraging congratulatory emails.   I intend to do my best, work hard and prepare for a wonderful show.

Stay  tuned!

“Natural Connections,” contemporary tree painting

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Natural Connections,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Natural Connections”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Sweet Creek Trail,” contemporary landscape painting

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Sweet Creek Trail,” 24″ x 24″, acrylic

“Sweet Creek Trail”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
24″ x 24″
acrylic on wrapped canvas (1.5″)

I’m finishing up my next newsletter on the question that artists love to hate “How long did that take to paint?”   To receive it  subscribe to our newsletter.

“Winter Apples,” contemporary apple tree painting in winter

painting of apple tree in winter by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Winter Apples,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Winter Apples”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Strong, Silent Type,” contemporary tree painting

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Strong, Silent Type,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Strong Silent Type”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

“Bay du Vin,” contemporary tree and landscape painting

contemporary landscape and tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Bay du Vin,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Bay du Vin”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This painting is a submission for the Virtual Paint Out blog. Their area of concentration this month is New Brunswick.

“Spring Thaw,” contemporary landscape painting

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Spring Thaw,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Spring Thaw”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

© Carolee Clark

Daily Painting, “Sprouting Innovation,” contemporary abstracted landscape painting

contemporary abstracted landscape painting of trees by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Sprouting Innovation,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Sprouting Innovation” 
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Daily Painting, “Strength in Numbers,” contemporary tree painting

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Strength in Numbers,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Strength in Numbers”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I can’t turn down the challenge of an aspen tree painting!  This painting was done in response to the DPW challenge posted by Christine Striemer.

Daily Painting, “British Columbia, Hwy 93” contemporary landscape tree painting

landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “British Columbia, Hwy 93″ 10″ x 10”, acrylic

“British Columbia, Hwy 93”  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

© Carolee Clark

Daily Painting, “Stretching Out,” contemporary tree painting

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Stretching Out,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Stretching Out”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas