University of Redlands Original Plein Air Oil Painting of Larsen Hall by Karen Winters – November 2007 Centennial

“Larsen Hall” – 9 x 12 oil on canvas on board
University of Redlands original plein air oil painting

Thanksgiving has come and gone and we are thankful for the blessings of home, family and freedom from want. I am decidedly NOT thankful for the nasty cold I came down with during the day, which has absolutely knocked me for a loop today. I’m hoping that by tomorrow I’ll start to recover somewhat.

I have been working on a winter painting which may be our Christmas card this year, so in the meantime here’s a painting from October’s plein air paintout at University of Redlands which I had not posted earlier. It was done at about 9:30 am at Larsen Hall on Saturday, October 20, just a day before the winds and fires came to So. California.

This isn’t the front of Larsen Hall, which may be a more popular angle, but I chose this one around the side because it provided a good view of the dome as well as the beautiful violet mountains, deodar trees and the blooming sago palm – all images which are iconic of the campus.


  1. Jana Bouc
    November 23, 2007

    I hope you feel better soon. I had a mild migraine all day Thanksgiving and into the evening but it was still the best Thanksgiving in memory. This painting is quite amazing. I love the colors on the building and am very impressed with your ability to render architecture plein air!

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