California Impressionist Oil Painting -La Canada Memories – San Gabriel Mountains – Karen Winters

12 x 16 oil on canvas
“La Canada Memories – Oak Grove Park”

This one is not for sale but was a last Christmas gift to my daughter. But it wasn’t really practical for her to schlep it back on the plane to Northwestern U. so we agreed I’d get it framed up for her to take to her new place in the SF Bay area. So, it’s all finished up and here it is.

This is a scene of Hahamongna Park looking northward to the San Gabriel Mountains. (Formerly Oak Grove Park.) It is right across the street from the high school where Kelly and her brother went to school, as well as right next door to their preschool. So this truly is a hometown painting. Hahamongna Park is also known as the northern part of the Arroyo Seco, an area I’ve painted often and will again in the very near future!


  1. PamYla
    July 1, 2008

    This is really beautiful Karen. Along with the history and love bound into it, Im sure she will forever keep and cherish it.

  2. delph
    July 2, 2008

    What a great gift! It’s beautiful. I love the movement in it (I know, it’s a still setting, but there’s a windy feeling in it, makes it more alive).

  3. Cathy (Kate) Johnson
    July 2, 2008

    What a wonderful gift, girl…and what a gorgeous place to paint!

  4. Linda T
    July 2, 2008

    Beautiful painting and such a great gift for your daughter.

  5. Christie
    July 2, 2008

    Your daughter is a lucky girl. Lovely painting!

  6. Marian Fortunati
    July 3, 2008

    Lucky girl!! This is a wonderful painting!! But I remember reading about how proud you were of her recently… My guess is that she is just as proud of you!! Happy 4th! Be safe.. I’ll see you at the CAC reception!

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