La Canada Landscape Oil Painting – Memorial Day Concert – California impressionist genre painting

Memorial Day Concert, 2010
(La Canada Flintridge, featuring Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries)
8 x 10
plein air oil painting

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Ah, the beginning of summer, and the summer Music in the Park series in my hometown, La Canada Flintridge. I enjoyed painting this scene while visiting with picnickers and others who were out savoring the warm day. The first act, Misplaced Priorities, energized the audience and set the stage for the second act, Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries. Both 50s-60s rock bands were enthusiastically received. In front of the gazebo/bandshell, dancers of all ages found their groove.
When I was growing up, I couldn’t imagine having fun dancing to the same music my grandparents liked. But old time rock and roll was appreciated that day by 70-somethings and 5 year olds alike.

It was good to see so many friends and neighbors out relaxing. Thanks to the LCF Chamber of Commerce for making Fiesta Days a wonderful event once again.

And speaking of La Canada outdoor events … I’ll be painting this coming weekend June 12-13 at Descanso Gardens in the Rose Garden … along with other Descanso artists. We’ll have other botanical and nature paintings on display for sale, too – including landscapes. Hope to see you there.


  1. Marie Theron
    June 9, 2010

    You are truly versatile, KAREN! And hard-working! No I can get an idea of your tremendous output. A lovely open-air party!

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