Sierra Creek -California Landscape Oil Painting – June Lake Loop,High Sierra

Sierra Creek
(Rush Creek, on June Lake Loop), California
Eastern Sierra Nevada

16 x 20
Oil on Canvas

SOLD to a collector from Walnut Creek

More Sierra Nevada paintings here

This painting is from my fall Sierra series (ongoing) depicting the color of the Eastern Sierra in late October. The exact location for this one is a small creek that exits Silver Lake, on the June Lake loop, just west of highway 395. Between the willows and the aspens, it was a symphony in gold. I thought that the blue of the sky played a nice complement to all of those warm hues. This location is no doubt loaded with trout as we saw many anglers along its shores. Just gazing upon this scene puts me back in a reverie.

Today I got some wonderful good news – I was accepted as a juried Artist Member of the California Art Club, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. It means a lot to me to be welcomed into the company of artists who I admire and respect so much. I am looking forward to the new exhibitions I’ll be able to participate in, as well as getting to know other peers who have contributed so much to this esteemed organization with its long and illustrious history.


  1. Wendee
    January 12, 2010

    Yay! Congratulations, Karen! :)

  2. annie
    January 12, 2010

    Congrats, Karen. What lovely things are going to follow this. I love your reflections and I am awed by that rippling water.

  3. Raena
    January 16, 2010

    Congratulations, Karen! What a wonderful day you had; it is well-deserved!

  4. Irene Brady
    January 18, 2010

    Yes! You deserve it! And I wanted to comment on the beautiful water on this particular painting. You got the eddies and the coloring on the water in the foreground so perfectly….

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