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Archive for the 'Botanical' Category

Azaleas in bloom at Descanso Gardens oil painting

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

SOLD Azaleas in Bloom – Descanso Gardens 8 x 10 inch oil painting The azalea bushes are in full bloom now at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. A true sign that spring has arrived in all its glory. Interested in this painting? Click this link to write me. See more of my paintings on [...]

Red Roses Valentine miniature oil painting

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

“Red Roses Bouquet” 6 x 6 inch oil painting How romantic! Red roses that will never fade … the perfect gift for your Valentine. These roses were given to me one Valentine’s Day by my own sweetheart … so I painted them to keep the love going. This painting is available framed, if you like. [...]

Capistrano hollyhocks – California mission garden oil painting

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Capistrano Hollyhocks 12 x 9 inch oil on plein air panel One of the lovely features of Mission San Juan Capistrano, in southern California, is the mission garden which is filled with seasonal flowers such as these hollyhocks. It’s been said that the padres called this biennial plant St. Joseph’s Staff, because of its great [...]

Yellow rose oil painting floribunda flower art

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

“Walking on Sunshine – AARS Rose Selection 2011″ 6 x 12 inch oil painting on linen panel This is one of the first blooms from my garden this year, which was specifically planted to provide floral material for still lifes. It was painted from life. I was attracted to this rose because of the numerous [...]

White Roses Oil Painting – Impressionist Botanical Floral

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

White Roses (study) 6 x 8 inches oil on plein air panel Iceberg roses are among the most popular white rose varieties in California (perhaps in other US states, too.) These perennial plants have a carefree look about them, somewhat different from the formality of other hybrid tea roses. I decided to paint this group [...]

Sweet Pea Cottage Garden Springtime Figurative Pasadena Oil Painting by Karen Winters

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Sweet Pea Springtime (Cottage garden, Pasadena, California) 14 x 11 inches Oil painting on canvas I’ve been thinking about painting this subject for several years, since my husband and I were out on a walk in Pasadena and we came upon a scene of a woman cutting sweet peas along the cottage garden path leading [...]

White Cactus Flower Painting – Botanical Southwestern Oil Painting of Cereus cactus by Karen Winters

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Come Hither White Cactus Flowers on a Cereus Peruvianus cactus Oil painting 16 x 20 This wonderful cactus plant was at least ten feet tall, and covered in flowers so large and radiant that it took my breath away. The blossoms were as wide across as my hand, easily. Those tireless workers, bees, were swarming [...]

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. [...]

Descanso Gardens Teahouse Watercolor Painting – California Landscape Art Gallery

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Descanso Gardens Japanese Teahouse 22 x 30 watercolor on Arches paper SOLD (painted on commission) This painting has a history. Several years ago, I painted a smaller version of it, and it was exhibited for sale at a local store in La Canada. One day in April a few years ago, a car transport trailer [...]

Huntington Gardens Tea Room and Rose Garden – San Marino

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Huntington Gardens Tea Room and Rose Garden Oil Painting 11 x 14 inches – oil on canvas This is a plein air painting that I did a few years ago, and somehow it escaped being photographed and posted to my blog. A recent conversation prompted me to revisit it and I discovered that it was [...]

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