Carpinteria Estero Landscape Oil Painting by Karen Winters

“Carpinteria Estero”
(Central California Coast Salt Marsh)
12 x 16 landscape oil painting


See more of my Carpinteria and Santa Barbara area paintings here

There’s a beautiful salt marsh we’ve enjoyed watching for years, whenever we go to Carpinteria (and that’s been a long time.) It’s enjoyable to see the herons stilt-walking through the tall grasses in search of small fishes and wiggly eels. You never know if the tide will be in or out, because our comings and goings are not determined by tide tables, but where we happen to be on our way to … or from.


  1. Jo Castillo
    January 28, 2011

    This is just so lovely and peaceful. You captured the distance and wet look of the grasses.

  2. annie
    July 11, 2011

    I thought that I already commented on this. Perhaps earlier on Face Book. I do like the different textures– the rough grasses in front and the misty hills in back.
    And always, those lovely reflections you get in the water.

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