Western Sierra Wildflower Landscape Painting – Earth Rainbow by Karen Winters

“Earth Rainbow”
(Western Sierra Wildflower Oil Painting)
9 x 12 inches

See more of my California wildflower paintings here

When morning light touches the wildflower strewn meadows of the Western foothills of the Sierra, the poppies and lupines seem to light up from within – the blue violets and golden yellows competing for the sun’s attention. In the distance the valley oaks are putting on their spring foliage. The leaves emerge as a sort of pinkish beige, then eventually green up as the weeks go on. This season of color is all too short, but glorious while it lasts. We’re hoping that all the rainfall will bring another good year to this special part of California.


  1. Jo Castillo
    March 17, 2014

    Karen, I was searching Google images for wildflower paintings and saw this. I thought, “That is beautiful. I wonder who painted it?” So clicked and here I am. I am not surprised that you painted such a lovely scene. Made me smile.

  2. Karen
    March 17, 2014

    thank you so much, Jo!

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