Medium: Oil paint on canvas panels on MDF panel
Size: 52cm x 72cm
This painting is part of my ‘Segmented’ series of paintings.
This old tree was on the foreshore near the Wynnum Boat Ramp. What a beauty it was. It has since been removed by Council, for safety reasons I guess. I think I could paint a whole series just on that old tree. It witnessed thousands of tides, many a Sunday picnic and plenty of fishing(and the tales that go with each big catch), which no doubt grew in stature as the years rolled by, just like this old gnarly tree. This original artwork is still available for purchase.

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Cary drew in biro from the age of 4 until his first oil painting at the age of 16. With the strong foundation of the values of drawing when he began painting there was an explosion of bright colour in his art. The creative flood-gates had opened! Cary has won many Art Awards all over Australia, ranging from The Portland Art Prize and more recently the Bendemeer Art Prize (twice).
“With my art, I focus on the beauty of our environment and our effect we have upon the natural world.”

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  • Kendra Taber
    Kendra Taberover 4 years ago

    i love the segments of this..

  • thanks Kendra… yes it was a challenge!

    – Cary McAulay

  • MarXmaN
    MarXmaNover 4 years ago

    This is crazy, i love it!

  • thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you like it.;-)

    – Cary McAulay

  • JackieMcGuire
    JackieMcGuirealmost 4 years ago

    Love it. Chaotic branches and the clean order of the segments.

  • thanks Jack for looking and commenting on my work, it is great encouragement for me. Ü

    – Cary McAulay

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    Brilliantly done – this is stunning art.

  • Thank you your comment is very much appreciated! Ü

    – Cary McAulay

  • Helen Corr
    Helen Corralmost 4 years ago

    I have some trees that i am very attached to as well – it becomes personal – I can see why you like this tree it has awesome branches and the gnarly trunk is a thing of beauty – what a fabulous, wild life it led!

  • Thanks Helen, unfortunately the council have chopper it down. I am glad that I painted it before they did!

    – Cary McAulay

  • scallyart
    scallyartalmost 2 years ago

    what a great tree Cary and you have made a magnificent job of the paintings.

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanalmost 2 years ago

    wonderful painting,fabulous colours… I had some fav trees too ,gone now, fore shore of Bribie Beach , storm claimed it, and one Pandanus up on the Headland of Burleigh Council removed it it had a huge fungus growing in it.

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