California Poppy Landscape with Oak Trees – Karen Winters

Poppies on the Hill
11 x 14
oil on canvas
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I can’t think of a landscape more quintessentially Californian than spring’s poppy covered hillsides – and when you add oak trees it’s downright iconic. In this painting my objective was to capture the feeling of the radiant hillside, crowned by sprawling oaks. The Fresno Bee reports that this is one of the best years for wildflowers in a long time. I don’t know why – we haven’t had an abundance of rain, but whatever conditions brought about this abundance, I’m glad.

More California spring landscapes to come …


  1. leslie heuer
    April 9, 2009

    this painting is wonderful! i love so many of your paintings, a real inspiration to get me back to my favorite pastime!!

  2. Ann
    April 10, 2009

    Oh, I love this! I feel I am there, with the breeze and scent of spring. The view looking upward is so interesting too.

  3. Mindy Thompson
    April 10, 2009

    Hey Karen,
    Up here in the Southern Sierra, we’ve had some good rain and snow, so maybe that’s why the wildflowers are flourishing? Just a thought, since here in Tehachapi we’re at the beginning of our wildflower season. The poppies haven’t yet arrived (we’re at 4000 feet). I love your paintings! You’ve captured the essence of our land!

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