Way of the Oak – California Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting of Oak Tree on Trail – by Karen Winters
“The Way of the Oak”
12 x 16 oil on canvas
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This graceful old oak arches over a trail on Eaton Canyon, beckoning the hiker to walk under the arch and continue their journey. Scenes like this are typical of trails all over California, though. From the Arroyo Seco of Pasadena, the Cerro Gordo campgrounds of California’s Central Coast, the equestrian trails of La Canada, where I live, and the trails of Irvine Park, Malibu Creek State Park, Agoura, and more. I’ve seen so many places like this that it is truly iconic of California, especially in the springtime when the grasses are still fresh and only beginning to turn to gold.
April 28, 2011
As I wrote on Face Book, this is so lovely. I really like the light and shadows, Karen.
April 29, 2011
Another nice one, Karen!
May 2, 2011
This painting is awesome!! I love the colors in it!
May 6, 2011
What a lovely painting. So calm and tranquil. Beautiful!
June 10, 2011
This painting is beautiful. I like the way you draw the tree.