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Red Roses Valentine miniature oil painting

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. Shop now to have it in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Winter’s Here Owens Valley Sierra California landscape oil painting

January 20th, 2014

“Winter’s Here”
8 x 10 inches
oil painting of Sierra peaks

This small oil painting reminds us that sometimes the Sierra really is packed with snow, bringing water to all of California. I sure hope we get some rain soon – the drought is terrible now.
The location of this part of the range is in the upper Owens River Valley, not far from the Owens Gorge. The dry grasses and the cool snow shadows create a natural complementary color scheme.

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Carmel Bay cypress seascape California impressionist oil painting

December 30th, 2013

Carmel Bay Cypress
6 x 8 inch oil painting

This miniature oil painting of a cypress tree growing by Carmel Bay was inspired by a visit last year. Cypresses always look sculptural to me as their form reflects the action of the local winds. The petite size fits perfectly into a miniature collection.

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San Gabriel Sunset Glow California Pasadena landscape oil painting

December 28th, 2013

San Gabriel Sunset Glow
12 x 16 inches
oil on canvas

This is a view of the upper arroyo seco area of Pasadena that I never tire of, whether it’s in the morning when the mountains are cool and blue violet, or the late afternoon when they turn ruddy shades of gold and orange. This is painted from the point of view of the San Rafael hills, on the west side of the arroyo.

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Snowy sunset landscape oil painting 6 x 6 inches

December 27th, 2013


Snowy Sunset
6 x 6 inches
oil

Warm sunset light drifts over a wintery scene in this miniature oil painting.
The warmth of the sun complements the coolness of the snow. There is no watermark on the original.
Available framed or unframed.

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Moonstone Beach Moment Cambria impressionist oil painting

December 17th, 2013

Moonstone Beach Moment
6 x 6 inches
Oil

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Moonstone Beach in Cambria is one of my favorite shores to paint. This miniature 6 x 6 inch painting captures the freshness of the surf, with the mist in the air, on a beautiful fall day.

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© 2013 Karen Winters Fine Art

Arroyo Impression – Pasadena Colorado Street Bridge oil painting

December 8th, 2013

Arroyo Impression
12 x 16 inch
original oil painting of Pasadena’s
Colorado Street Bridge

The Colorado Street bridge in the Arroyo Seco is one of my favorite painting subjects, and I continue to find new ways to see it and to interpret it. This impressionist treatment conbines two points of view that are somewhat difficult to see simultaneously, but I think it’s faithful to the subject of both the bridge and the San Gabriel Mountains. The time of year is springtime, not so very far away with our recent rains.

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Pasadena Rose Bowl oil painting football stadium art

December 6th, 2013

Pasadena’s Rose Bowl
(with soccer field)
8 x 10 oil painting

It’s getting to be Rose Bowl time again … so I thought I’d do another painting of our hometown landmark. I haven’t been to many games there lately, but I do enjoy walking the 3 mile perimeter, especially on a beautiful day. Yes, I know there’s a restroom building and some other building clutter out there, but I reserve the artist’s license to leave those bits out, ok?

The jumbo screen is blank but if you purchase the painting and would like your team mentioned there, let me know – anything’s possible!

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Yosemite Half Dome California landscape painting

November 20th, 2013

Half Dome, Yosemite
6 x 8 inches
oil on canvas

Almost everyone I meet in California knows someone who has climbed Half Dome or they’ve done it themself. In our family, my husband did the climb in college, and our son did it just a few years ago. It’s a rite of passage, and a beautiful one at that. I’m too squeamish about heights to attempt it myself, but I admire those who have.

This little painting is the perfect size for a holiday gift, to commemorate a friend or family member’s climb to the summit.

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California landscape – Eaton Canyon with San Gabriels oil painting

November 15th, 2013

Eaton Canyon with San Gabriels
6 x 8 inches
oil on canvas

This little study is from September, when the summer grasses were showing a wide range of colors. Water runs through this area and is collected into a settling basin which recharges a local aquifer. Nature’s soft pastels seem to harmonize under the late summer sun.