California Art Club – So. Pasadena City of Trees Show – “Arroyo Vista”

Arroyo Vista
South Pasadena
18 x 24 oil on canvas

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This is my newest painting, which I took to the South Pasadena Public Library today for display at the annual show featuring scenes of South Pasdena. This year, the theme is City of Trees. Although many people are painting historically significant trees, I have grown fond of this group, framing the Arroyo Seco, which we see on our walks in the area. When the theme of “trees” was announced, I knew just what I wanted to paint.

The following information is from the California Art Club news release about the event:

Location: South Pasadena Public Library Community Room 
1115 El Centro Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Collectors’ Preview Reception: Friday, October 2, 7 – 9:30 p.m
All submitted artwork will be on display for this special Collectors’ Preview event at the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room. Tickets $25 per person. R.S.V.P. to 626-441-2339  (Participating artists get in free.)

Saturday, October 3, 6 – 10 p.m.
The free exhibition at the South Pasadena Library Community Room continues for one more day as part of SouthPas ArtsFest, featuring live music and entertainment,wine tasting, food court and an ArtWalk featuring eight galleries. 


  1. Marian Fortunati
    October 1, 2009

    I saw this piece today, Karen, when you came in to enter it. It is really LOVELY!! It displayed so well alongside many beautiful pieces!!

    Way to go. It’s a winner!

  2. annie
    October 2, 2009

    A Vista in every kind of sense, Karen–from the foreground shadows to the soft and misty hills beyond. No one can evoke the spirit of a tree and the atmosphere that they help create as you do. Good luck with the show.

  3. Douglas Fireman
    October 4, 2009

    What a beautiful scene.

    Love the subdued colors.
    And that mood…


  4. Martine
    October 4, 2009

    Really peaceful and inviting. A beautiful painting !

  5. Alex Tan
    October 4, 2009

    Love your work as always Karen and congratulations! :)

  6. Margaret
    October 5, 2009

    this is wonderful – you must be so thrilled with it! Congratulations.

  7. Sandra
    October 5, 2009

    One of your best!

  8. Linda T
    October 5, 2009

    I see why it is your favorite. It is awesome! The atmospheric perspective, the variety of greens, the glow of the sky, the composition–it is beautiful. What a treat for the eyes!

  9. vickylw
    October 5, 2009

    Such a beautiful setting to dream in! Wonderful masterpiece, Karen!

  10. Judy
    October 5, 2009

    beautiful Karen! I love all the different greens and the depth you’ve achieved here

  11. Phyllis
    October 5, 2009

    It just reaches out and pulls me into its space and mood. Could meditate on this piece.

  12. Krista Meister
    October 7, 2009

    beautiful painting! Glad I found your post in Everyday Matters.

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