Arroyo Ducks – Colorado Street Bridge Painting

Arroyo Ducks
(by Pasadena’s Colorado Street Bridge)
12 x 16
oil on linen panel


The previous painting in this series sold very quickly at Gale’s Restaurant during the Art for the Animals show, so I decided to paint another version of it, this time horizontal. There are always ducks paddling around down there, as we’ve discovered from our frequent walks, so this may not be the last exploration of the theme.

This past weekend we enjoyed some time closer to home and our own natural habitat, which we had been sorely neglecting as I’ve been painting all up and down the coast. So we cleared off the porches, gave the Boston ferns a good haircut and deep watering, trimmed back the geraniums and took cuttings to propagate new plants. I’m hopeful that all of these projects will provide abundant plant material for future still life paintings, or, at the very least, for our enjoyment.

This Saturday from 9-4 you’ll find me at the Montrose Artwalk in Montrose, at the corner of Honolulu and Ocean View – see map below. I’m on the sidewalk next to the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, where they have great iced coffees! You might even find me doing some painting.

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Saturday evening from 5-7, I’m delighted to be at the artist’s reception of Segil Fine Art’s First Annual Works on Paper show. Address is 110 West Lime in Monrovia. I’m honored to have my pastel painting “Wildflower Sunset” included in this inaugural show.


  1. Jo Castillo
    July 6, 2010

    Hi Karen, Sorry I haven’t been by, getting ready for our summer in NM. As always, I love your bridge scenes, you handle architecture so well. Good luck with the show. Beautiful work here and on exhibit. :)

  2. Candy Barr
    July 6, 2010

    Fantastic lighting and feeling with this one as well. Bravo for pulling off another beauty!

  3. Marie Theron
    July 7, 2010

    The water is very well painted, Karen, and I love the bridge just shimmering in the distance!

  4. Marian Fortunati
    July 7, 2010

    I like this even better than the one that sold! I’m sure it will go very quickly!

  5. annie
    July 7, 2010

    Love both of them, Karen. Good luck with the show.

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