California Landscape Oil Painting – Orange Grove – Santa Paula Art Museum Juried Show

The Scent of Citrus
12 x 16 oil on linen panel
Citrus grove in Santa Paula, California

Accepted into the 3rd annual Art about Agriculture exhibition
Location: Santa Paula Art Museum, Santa Paula.

Artists reception: August 21, 4-6 pm

I painted this scene of a wonderful area along highway 126 – in the Santa Clara River Valley. This agriculturally rich area is probably what the San Fernando and other regional valleys were like a hundred years ago. But I’m just guessing at that. Avocados, citrus as well as row crops are abundant, and in the springtime the colors are rich. My objective in this painting was to capture the feeling of velvety green on the distant hills where the light broke through the clearing storm clouds.

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  1. Don Gray
    August 10, 2010

    Luscious color, Karen–beautifully painted.

  2. Marian Fortunati
    August 10, 2010

    I like the way the light hits the hillsides in the background area.

    Congratulations again, Karen… The good things just keep coming!

  3. mary
    August 10, 2010

    This is lucsious!!!

  4. Terry Banderas
    August 11, 2010

    Beautiful Karen. The post previous to this is also nice.

  5. Jo Castillo
    August 14, 2010

    Karen, this is wonderful. I am such a sucker for color and this is amazing. Sorry I haven’t been around. Lovely to see this and the wedding is great, too.

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