California Mountain – Impressionist landscape oil painting by Karen Winters

“California Mountain”
12 x 16 oil on canvas

This is another in my series of spring landscapes, capturing the beauty of California in an impressionist mood. When I’m out painting and taking pictures for reference I don’t always know the name of the landmarks, especially if they are out of my home territory. But this strong summit is around California’s central coast area.

This painting was such a pleasure for me to paint – especially mixing all the different colors of greens that represent grass covered hillsides, trees, meadows and wildflowers. Can’t you just imagine this in a gold plein air frame? Eternal springtime!


  1. Christy
    June 14, 2008

    really lovely landscape painting!

  2. Anetka
    June 18, 2008

    this is just beautiful and the variation of green colours you’ve achieved!!! So juicy:)
    great work!

  3. bob
    June 9, 2011


  4. Molly
    April 26, 2014

    Absolutely brilliant – I felt transported!

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