Arroyo Seco Pasadena Painting – Beneath the Bridge – Karen Winters

“Beneath the Bridge” – 5 x 7 oil on panel – Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco – under the 134 freeway bridge

Remember the story of the ducks in the arroyo that I told several months ago. This is where it happened – in a dammed up area under the bridge of the 134 freeway. This little pond is home to frogs, fish, ducks and many other kinds of waterfowl The painting represents how it looks at sunset.
I can hardly wait to get back there and do some plein air painting again. The cottonwoods must be yellow by now.

Today we had a great time at the Watercolor West meeting where we were treated to a slide presentation by the juror in which he explained what he chose for the show. We all dropped off our paintings yesterday and I had a chance to look at the work of the other painters. There’s some excellent work there!


  1. wendy
    November 18, 2007

    What a super painting and such an unusual view. Reminds me of the views of Japanese woodcuts. Yesterday we drove a different way to a wedding as Peceli said he knew a shortcut. Ha ha. And we drove UNDER the Westgate Bridge in Melbourne. We were running late for a wedding (after having unexpected relatives call in) so couldnt’ stop. It was such a great view under the bridge. Well, maybe another time….

  2. Pamela
    November 25, 2007

    I really like this one

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