Sierra Cottonwoods – California Landscape Oil Painting – Impressionist Karen Winters

16 x 20″
Oil on canvas

More Sierra Nevada paintings here

You will find other scenes from the same location at the above link.

These beautiful strong cottonwoods were an irresistible subject. The painting was one of the ones I took to Descanso Gardens for our holiday show, through early January. I have replaced the two sold paintings (Heaven and Nature Sing and this one) with two others. No empty spaces on the walls.

I heard on the news that there is enough snow around Mammoth for skiing – so many storms must be falling on the Sierras. Can a winter painting trip be far away?


  1. Jackie
    November 26, 2008

    Oh I really like this – those reds and yellows are gorgeous!

  2. Jan
    November 26, 2008

    Such beautiful, vibrant colors! Nicely composed too.

  3. Marian Fortunati
    November 28, 2008

    No wonder that sold right away… It is really striking!!
    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

  4. Jo Castillo
    November 29, 2008

    This is very beautiful. I love the warm and welcome feeling in the trees. Cottonwoods are some of my favorites and not easy to capture the comforting feeling they give. Thanks…

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