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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 [...]

A plein air study – granite rock group

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Sketchbook, rock study From time to time I’ve mentioned that I keep an industrial-strength watercolor sketchbook with nature studies of trees, geology, animals (occasionally) and other features of the natural world. Because the focus of this blog has changed to reflect my evolution into a full-time painter, I have stopped posting those studies. But recently [...]

Arroyo Seco Path – California watercolor sketch

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Arroyo Seco Path 7″ x 5.5″ watercolor sketch For more information about my work, please write One of the most frequent questions I get about my paintings is whether they are all done plein air style (no) and, if not, what I use for reference. Although I do use photos to catch specific details of [...]

Yosemite Painting – Autumn, Merced River Fall Color

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

“Yosemite Autumn” 15″ x 22″ watercolor on paper SOLD See more of my Yosemite paintings here Interested in this painting? Please write by clicking this link The colors of fall dazzle when caught, reflected in the serene waters of the Merced River. This large (half-sheet) watercolor takes advantage of the range of Yosemite’s beauty and [...]

South Pasadena Watercolor Painting – Buster’s Coffeehouse

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Buster’s Coffeehouse – South Pasadena Landmark on Mission Street 11 x 15 watercolor on paper SOLD See more of my Pasadena area paintings here This is the third painting that I submitted for the Rialto Visions benefit art show and sale, proceeds of which will help restore the Rialto Theater on Fair Oaks Avenue in [...]

My Secret – My Confession – Artists Reception Saturday at The Marengo Collection

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

This Saturday, October 4, please join me at The Marengo Collection on 494 S. Marengo Ave. in Pasadena from 2-6 pm for the opening of the 25th annual Day of the Dead event, jointly presented by The Folk Tree and the Marengo Collection. This painting “My offering – my confession” will be on display at [...]

Sierra Madre Art Fair this weekend

Friday, May 16th, 2008

nodp Come see me this weekend if you’re in the Pasadena area. I’ll be bringing more than 40 original oil paintings and watercolors, plus some prints and cards. The park is shady so don’t let the weather keep you away! If you love art you won’t want to miss this once a year event!

Strength is Beautiful – California Art Club Show at Pasadena Women’s City Club

Friday, May 16th, 2008

“Strength is Beautiful” 15 x 22 watercolor Yesterday I got the very good news that this painting (and an oil painting landscape, which I will post soon) has been accepted into the next California Art Club show at the Women’s City Club in Pasadena. The show will run for six months beginning Saturday, June 23 [...]

Spring Medley – Anza Borrego Desert Painting – Karen Winters

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Spring Medley – 11 x 15 – mixed media SOLD Here’s a painting that combines both watercolor and acrylic – one for its transparency, the other for its opacity – each used to its best advantage (in my opinion!) It was inspired by a photo I took at the Anza Borrego State Park in N. [...]

Mountain Sketch – Karen Winters Daily Painting

Friday, May 9th, 2008

“Mountain Sketch” approx 8.5 x 11 watercolor Well, I’m in countdown mode again – looking forward to the Sierra Madre Art Fair benefitting Friends of the Sierra Madre Library in (where else?) beautiful Sierra Madre, California, just a bit northeast of Pasadena. So I’ll be posting some smaller sketches and paintings this week as I [...]

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