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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 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)


Click here for larger image.

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.

“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

“Tree Tangles,” contemporary landscape painting of trees

contemporary landscape painting of trees by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Tree Tangles,” acrylic, 48″ x 48″

“Tree Tangles”   sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
48″ x 48″ x 1.5″
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 …

“Broughton Pond,” contemporary landscape painting

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Broughton Pond,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Broughton Pond”  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 Charleston, South Carolina.

“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

“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

Daily Painting, “Standouts,” contemporary aspen tree painting

contemporary aspen tree painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

I belong to a group called Vistas & Vineyards which is a group of artists that meets weekly between mid-May through mid-October to enjoy painting “en plein aire” at local sites.  I started this painting at “Moonshadow Lavender” in Albany, Oregon and finished it in the studio.   I took many artistic liberties however there really was a field of lavender and aspen trees.

Daily Painting, “Uninhibited Expression,” contemporary tree painting

contemporary tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Uninhibited Expression,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Uninhibited Expression”    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 Thailand.

Exhibiting this month:
I forgot to mention, I am hanging a few paintings at the Hospital in Corvallis (main entrance, turn left … in front of the cafeteria entrance) … right now until July 29, 2012.

Daily Painting, “Symons Valley,” contemporary landscape painting

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Symons Valley,” 10″ x 10″, acrylic

“Symons Valley”    sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Daily Painting, “Hide and Seek,” aspen tree painting

tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, "Hide & Seek," 10" x 10", acrylic

“Hide and Seek”   sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

My sketch for this painting was super simple!

© Carolee Clark

Daily Painting, “Big & Sturdy,” acrylic tree painting

tree painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, "Big & Sturdy," 10" x 10", acrylic

“Big & Sturdy”     sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

Daily Painting, “Sentries,” tree painting

tree painting by Carolee Clark

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

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

“Mountain Lake,” contemporary landscape painting

contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Mountain Lake,” 30″ x 30″, acrylic

“Mountain Lake”    sold
by Carolee Clark
30″ x 30″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas