Peters Canyon Plein Air Painting – Orange County Landscape oil painting

Peters Canyon
9 x 12 oil on linen panel
Plein air painting

Last week I had the pleasure of painting at Peters Canyon, in Orange County, near the home of some of our friends. The broad meadow was blooming with yellow flowers – perhaps mustard, but I’m not sure. I’m told that it was even more vivid a few weeks earlier, but it was still pretty bright. The trees in the background included evergreen eucalyptuses, favorites of mine, and some deciduous ones, perhaps willows, that had not yet gotten their spring foliage. I’m guessing that there is a stream in there where the trees follow a low point. I liked that little spot of pinkish gray in the otherwise yellow green scene

Below you can see a little of the work in progress.


  1. annie
    March 31, 2010

    Love the trees in the foreground– always DO love your trees, Karen.

  2. Ramona Davidson
    April 1, 2010

    What a wonderful group of paintings you have here. I enjoyed catching up on your art.

  3. Levinson Axelrod
    April 14, 2010

    Enjoy the photo of you painting. Your artwork is inspiring.

  4. Tiffany Floyd
    December 14, 2018

    Love your work. What is the price for the Peters Canyon piece. ?

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