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Archive for February, 2011

Western Sierra Wildflower Landscape Painting – Earth Rainbow by Karen Winters

Monday, February 28th, 2011

“Earth Rainbow” (Western Sierra Wildflower Oil Painting) 9 x 12 inches SOLD See more of my California wildflower paintings here When morning light touches the wildflower strewn meadows of the Western foothills of the Sierra, the poppies and lupines seem to light up from within – the blue violets and golden yellows competing for the [...]

Wedding Painting – Canadian wedding oil painting in Canmore by Karen Winters

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Canadian Wedding 18 x 24 oil on canvas A custom commissioned painting See a selection of my other wedding paintings here This was perhaps one of the most complex wedding paintings I’ve done. Rather than painting live on location as I usually do, I was approached by a charming bride who asked if I could [...]

Clivia Botanical Painting Kaffir Lily – Descanso Gardens Oil Painting by Karen Winters

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

“Clivia – Kaffir Lily” 10 x 8″ oil painting on hardboard Botanical painting – Descanso Gardens See more of my Descanso Gardens paintings here Clivias, also known as bush lily, glow with bright orange colors through thickets of dark green strapping foliage. These secondary colors (orange and purple) make a nice contrast to each other. [...]

Sierra Oil Painting – Sierra Daybreak – Owens Valley. California landscape painting by Karen Winters

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Sierra Daybreak 6 x 12 inches SOLD Oil on canvas laid on panel Light peeks over the rim of the White Mountains to the east of Owens Valley, at the base of the Sierras. If you turned and looked westward, you would see Mt. Tom, almost touched by alpenglow. It was cold and clear that [...]

Eaton Canyon painting – California landscape oil painting by Karen Winters

Monday, February 21st, 2011

“The Canyon Calls” (Eaton Canyon, Pasadena/Altadena area) 9 x 12 inches oil painting on canvas SOLD See more Pasadena area paintings here Nourished by the waters gushing out of the San Gabriel Mountains, Eaton Canyon explodes into delirious bloom – the wild mustard in shades of yellow and purple duking it out with penstemon and [...]

California poppy wildflower landscape oil painting – Golden Hills of Springtime – by Karen Winters

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

“Golden Hills of Springtime” 6 x 8 oil painting study on linen panel See more of my California wildflower paintings here The foothills of the Sierra, when the weather is right, are draped in magical hues of gold, green, violet, white and orange. Amazingly, all at once. This living tapestry extends throughout the range, creating [...]

Fields of Peace – Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo County California Landscape Painting by Karen Winters

Friday, February 18th, 2011

“Fields of Peace” 11 x 14 inches oil painting on canvas Central Coast California, near Los Osos (San Luis Obispo County) In late spring, the ranch land near San Luis Obispo starts to turn from green to a dusky brown. Here and there the dried remains of earlier grasses take on hues of violet and [...]

California Landscape Spring Oil Painting – Eaton Canyon Pasadena

Monday, February 14th, 2011

“Gentle Springtime” 11 x 14 oil painting on hardboard panel Eaton Canyon, near Pasadena, California See more Pasadena paintings here I started this plein air painting a few years ago and got distracted with other things and didn’t finish it up. Now that it’s almost springtime again, it seemed like a good time to revisit [...]

Garden at the Ranch – San Luis Obispo – California Plein Air Landscape Oil Painting by Karen Winters

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

“Garden at the Ranch” 11 x 14 oil on linen panel San Luis Obispo Central California Coast area See more of my California Central Coast paintings here Interested in this painting? Click this link to write me. See more of my paintings on my website I’m still catching up on posting a year’s worth of [...]

Can Spring Be Far Away? California Landscape Painting Oaks and Chapparal

Friday, February 11th, 2011

“Can Spring Be Far Away?” 8 x 10 plein air oil painting on linen panel San Gabriel Mountains, California native plants Near La Canada Flintridge These days the sycamores are beginning to show a little color. (Those trees in the background with white trunks.) The buckwheat is putting on green growth (the shrubby bushes in [...]

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