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Archive for April, 2009

A plein air study – granite rock group

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Sketchbook, rock study From time to time I’ve mentioned that I keep an industrial-strength watercolor sketchbook with nature studies of trees, geology, animals (occasionally) and other features of the natural world. Because the focus of this blog has changed to reflect my evolution into a full-time painter, I have stopped posting those studies. But recently [...]

Fallbrook Landscape Oil Painting – Morning Breeze – by Karen Winters

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Morning Breeze (Fallbrook, California) 16 x 12″ oil on canvas • SOLD As the week progressed in Fallbrook, the weather cooled and large clouds would appear every morning. This painting, inspired by my visit there, depicts a view looking eastward across a small creek that helped irrigate the ranch where we were painting. Clouds are [...]

Fallbrook Country Road – Plein Air Study

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Fallbrook Country Road Plein air oil sketch 9 x 12 oil on canvas laid on board Eucs, palms, oaks, sycamores. I’d have a hard time deciding upon my favorite California tree. This time, eucs are featured. and it turned out to be one of my favorite on-location oil sketches from Libby Tolley’s workshop. It was [...]

Lean on Me – Fan Palms – Plein Air Oil Landscape Painting

Monday, April 27th, 2009

“Lean on Me” 9 x 12 oil on canvas panel (Fan Palms in Fallbrook, CA) This friendly palm twosome caught my attention on Wednesday morning at the Libby Tolley workshop. Our assignment was to find a composition that interested us and to paint it in two hours before the light changed. The week got progressively [...]

Morning at the Ranch – Libby Tolley plein air painting workshop

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Morning at the Ranch (Fallbrook) by Karen Winters 8 x 10 inch plein air oil painting on canvas panel This past week I had the pleasure of spending five days in a plein air painting workshop with Elizabeth (Libby) Tolley, who is a remarkable central California coast painter. The curriculum for each day built upon [...]

Valley Girls – Landscape oil painting – Cows on ranch in Central California

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Valley Girls 8 x 10 oil on canvas on birch panel SOLD This painting is the result of a test of a new panel I’m working on – a very fine canvas, primed for oil painting and then attached to a birch panel with acid-free archival glue. I didn’t have time to get out today [...]

California Plein Air Farm Painting – Peaceful Valley – Karen Winters

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Peaceful Valley Farm 9 x 12 inches plein air oil painting SOLD Last week I noticed that the theme on the Creative Construction blog was “farm” and that jogged my memory of this farm study, painted last fall, up around the Santa Ynez Valley. I don’t know the location since we were driving around without [...]

Radiant Roses at Descanso – Rose Garden Paintout and Sale

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Radiant Roses 14 x 18 oil on canvas Unless someone claims it before next weekend, this painting will be among many others for sale at Descanso Gardens in the Rosarium, April 18-19 from 9am to 4 pm. Each of Descanso’s featured artists has been invited to bring 6 rose-themed paintings for display … and many [...]

California Poppy Landscape with Oak Trees – Karen Winters

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Poppies on the Hill 11 x 14 oil on canvas SOLD, but I have more poppy paintings Interested in a poppy painting? Click this link to write me. See more of my paintings on my website See more of my wildflower paintings here I can’t think of a landscape more quintessentially Californian than spring’s poppy [...]

Central California Plein Air sunset creek painting

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Twilight Creek 9 x 12 plein air painting oil on canvas Because the light was certainly fleeting, this is my entry for illustration Friday’s theme: fleeting Not too long ago (pre-crash) when my husband and I were on a weekend trip to see the wildflowers north of us, we saw this view at the end [...]

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