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Japanese Spitz dog portrait painting

May 14th, 2014

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“Japanese Spitz Dog”
12 x 16 inches
oil on canvas

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When we were in Arizona not too long ago, and visiting a beautiful lake, my attention was suddenly diverted from the sparkling water by the dazzling fur of this little dog, who was being treated to a walk. I asked the owners if I could take some pictures of her, and they happily agreed. I explained that I was an artist, always on the lookout for an interesting subject. I almost always paint animals from photography (they aren’t the best at holding still) so I worked on this portrait when I got back home. More than a year later the painting found a new home with the owners of a dog who looked identical to this one. The Arizona folks called it a Japanese Spitz dog, but it greatly resembles the American Eskimo dog, an AKA breed.

California landscape eucalyptus painting with poppies Scent of Springtime

April 8th, 2014

The Scent of Springtime
8 x 10 oil painting
California Central Coast

I love the contrast of dark green eucalyptus trees and bright wildflowers. This California Central coast scene gave me the opportunity to paint both.

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Pt. Vicente Lighthouse – Palos Verdes California Seascape Oil Painting

March 26th, 2014

“Pt. Vicente Lighthouse – Palos Verdes”
11 x 14 oil painting

The lighthouse at Pt. Vicente is a Southern California landmark in Palos Verdes, just north of San Pedro Harbor. It was constructed in the 1920s, and has served faithfully since that time, guiding boats and ships as they make their passage up and down the coast. The lighthouse was automated in the 1970s, but the original lens still magnifies the beam of light. The Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center, nearby, is a beautiful location for weddings and receptions, with the dramatic lighthouse near by.

There are a multitude of tide pools near by – great for exploring.

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Eaton Canyon Stream – California landscape painting

March 21st, 2014

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“Eaton Canyon Stream”
9 x 12 oil painting

In the years when we have heavy rain, the stream coming out of Eaton Canyon is full and fast-flowing. Other years, not so much. At the headwaters there are several waterfalls, some of which are quite risky to get to.

This view of the stream is looking south, from the east side of the canyon.

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Canyon harmony – California Eaton Canyon landscape impressionist oil painting

March 19th, 2014

Canyon Harmony
9 x 12 original oil painting on canvas
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This California landscape oil painting, in a plein air style, features one of my favorite painting locations – Eaton Canyon above Pasadena.
The sycamores have all of their leaves now, and the morning light is clear and fresh.

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Colorado Street Bridge Pasadena oil painting Changing Seasons 6 x 8

March 13th, 2014

“Colorado Street Bridge – Changing Seasons”
6 x 8 inch miniature oil painting

This small painting of Pasadena’s famed Colorado Street Bridge (AKA suicide bridge) features a time between summer and fall when the leaves were starting to turn.

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Azaleas in bloom at Descanso Gardens oil painting

March 9th, 2014

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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.

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Hillside Sycamores California landscape oil painting

March 7th, 2014

“Hillside Sycamores”
9 x 12 inches
California impressionist plein air oil painting

In the springtime, the warmer weather invites me to do more plein air painting, and to visit areas where the trees and flowers are bursting with life. And nowhere is that more apparent than in California’s Central Coast, in San Luis Obispo County. These sycamores were growing in a little clump on the side of a hill, with last year’s sage at their feet. It was late in the day, and within a half an hour the trees were starting to be covered with shadows.

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Yosemite Merced River miniature oil painting

February 13th, 2014

Merced Road
4 x 6 inch oil painting

This miniature oil painting captures a part of the Merced River along on one of the roads into Yosemite. Last year there was a good amount of water in the stream last year – I hate to think of how dry it might be now.

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In the canyon California landscape oil painting – Eaton Canyon

February 8th, 2014

“In the Canyon”
Eaton Canyon miniature 5 x 7 oil painting
Eaton Canyon is near Pasadena, California

This miniature original oil painting captures the mid day light at Eaton Canyon, a watershed area near Pasadena. Rough and wild, our occasional rainstorms rush down the canyon creating a seasonal stream. We could use a lot more water this year!

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©2014 Karen Winters Fine Art