Sierra Nevada Oil Painting – Sierra Blush – Bishop California Sunrise Oil Painting

Sierra Blush, (Autumn morning near Bishop, California)
12 x 24 inches
Oil on Canvas

(Commission – sold)

This is my latest Sierra Nevada painting, painted on commission for a lovely young woman who lives in Ohio and whose brother is a guide in the Sierra. It has been so much of a pleasure to get to know her through the painting process, knowing that the painting will be a part of her family for many years to come.

The location is near Bishop, California, in late October, after the first light snow of the season.We got up very early to observe this scene (like 5:30 am) and it was worth it. The alpenglow light on the snow was heavenly. I could hardly wait to paint it. I know that I will be painting scenes like this again, most likely in a larger size. I think the panorama format really works for this type of a landscape.

Although this painting is sold, if you’d be interested in owning a painting of the Sierra Nevada,
please write


  1. Timaree (freebird)
    March 23, 2010

    This is a wonderful painting. I’m sure she and her family are going to treasure it.

  2. Karen
    March 23, 2010

    Thank you, Timaree, I am very happy with how it turned out, too.

  3. Karen
    March 24, 2010

    Marian, she was interested in the Sierra and this was something I had been wanting to paint.

  4. Kate
    April 23, 2010

    Could just get lost in that landscape for hours. I like the wide format.


  5. Evilinha Ramos
    April 24, 2010

    I loved all the landscapes are more beautiful than one another congratulations

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