California Oak Tree – Strength

18 x 18 ink and ink wash on paper
SOLD (commission)

This painting was done as a commission for a client and I have posted it here to show an example of my work.
Please do not use it without my permission. It is protected by copyright and is not “free” to use as you wish.
If you wish to use it commercially, it may be possible for you to license it.


  1. Van
    December 5, 2008

    That is striking, Karen!

  2. e j mordasky
    December 5, 2008

    I love this and it is exactly right for her–I can’t wait to see the Sycamore

  3. annie
    December 5, 2008

    Me, too, Karen– waiting for the Sycamore, I mean. This does look Asian. And now we know why you always do such compelling trees. You inspire me to keep at trees even though my tree structures are still a mess.

    I wish I could see that wall and room. And especially that screen… A cloisonne screen boggles the mind. A BIG screen? And the pieces inside–TINY? What patience. I’ve only seen a few things using that art–but tiny– on bowls or small boxes.

  4. Jan
    December 5, 2008

    This is splendid, Karen! Thank you for sharing the process.

  5. Margaret Caton
    December 5, 2008

    Your tree is super – I think your client is very lucky. She must be thrilled with her new art works. I look forward to seeing the sycamore.

  6. Timaree
    December 5, 2008

    You are right, it’s different! I can see how it would be quite nice framed on a wall with certain styles. It’s great you can fit in different styles.

  7. Terry Banderas
    December 6, 2008

    Both of your tree renderings are outstanding–totally different than I have ever seen you do. Bet they did look great framed.

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