Sespe Creek – Ventura County California Sespe River Oil Painting

Sespe Creek Ventura County - Where the Sespe Flows - Sespe Landscape Oil Painting

Where the Sespe Flows
16 x 20 oil on canvas
Sespe Creek Campground, Ventura County

This beautiful little creek, cut so deeply into the surrounding land, provided an opportunity to work out on trees, water, reflections and eroded land masses, all in the same painting. What a treat to paint. The Sespe, 25 miles long, is not interrupted by dams and is one of the main sources of water of the Santa Clara River. The Sespe originates in the Sierra Madre mountains and is part of a condor sanctuary. According to wikipedia, it’s one of the last wild rivers in California. Long may it be so, for campers and artists alike.


  1. Patti Gibbons
    July 31, 2010

    your color and tones are always so colorful, evocative. I love looking at your work. Inspiring. :) patti

  2. annie
    July 31, 2010

    I agree with patti about the evocative colors–those rocks are great. Of course, you have put in my favorite things: your water reflecting those wonderful skies and those Karen trees.

  3. Karen
    July 31, 2010

    Thank you Patti and Annie

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