Thousand Oaks Conejo Valley Sunset Oil Painting – Karen Winters

Sunset Splendor
Thousand Oaks at Satwiwa Park
9 x 12 oil on linen panel painting

Last weekend we enjoyed a beautiful sunset out in Thousand Oaks, in the Santa Monica Mountains near the Satwiwa Village Cultural Center and Boney Mountain. Slight rainfall has made the landscape green with a down of annual rye grass, but the wildflowers have not yet emerged. The sycamores (not seen here) are already pushing out small green leaves. The color was just stunning in the Conejo Valley as twilight came.

Today my dear husband and I are celebrating 35 years of marriage. What a wonderful adventure it has been, and will continue to be. He is my best friend and love, outstanding father to our two grown kids, supporter of all my wild dreams and ambitions, and romantic sharer of sunsets (like this one.)


  1. Leslie Saeta
    March 4, 2009

    Thirty five years is an amazing accomplishment and you two deserve to be congratulated! I must say though, you must have been a child bride because you seem a bit young to be celebrating 35 years! Tee hee. A wonderful accomplishment. And nice painting too!

  2. christine
    March 6, 2009

    Congratulations on your 35th wedding anniversary, Karen!

    This is a beautiful painting. I love the periwinkle mountains against the peachy-golden sky.

  3. wendy
    March 9, 2009

    Congratulations – that’s a long time and still happy! And a lovely painting. I like the contrasts of colours and the different layers. I’m having email trouble – outgoing okay, ingoing not okay, but webmail works! Strange.

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