Moonstone Beach, Cambria, oil painting – California impressionist seascape by Karen Winters

Moonstone Beach
20 x 32 oil on canvas
SOLD (painted on commission)

If you’d like to commission a custom painting of the California central coast or any location, please write.

This painting was finished last April and in all the hustle bustle of getting ready for shows and paint outs, I neglected posting it here. It was a studio painting, based upon smaller studies that I did ‘en plein air’ on location. This is a typical way for me to work – to study a subject from life, and then to produce larger pieces in the studio when I can explore them slowly and thoughtfully. The original study was painted during a paint out with the California Art Club.


  1. Jan
    October 27, 2011

    Karen, as I said on FB, your painting is truly a gem. I’m sure the person who purchased it will treasure it. And how nice to see you painting the study. The photographer did a great job of capturing the gorgeous and atmospheric landscape.

  2. Karen
    October 27, 2011

    Thanks, Jan, my dear husband was the photographer. You can tell how windy it was by the tilt of the brim of my hat!

  3. wendy
    November 6, 2011

    Nice painting and reminds me of the movie ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ waiting and watching out to see.

  4. wendy
    November 6, 2011

    I mean the photo, not the painting. But it is truly a delightful painting of that beach anyway. ‘To see’ or ‘to sea’ – both.

  5. Mary Kilpatrick
    February 24, 2014

    Is it possible to purchase a copy of the photograph? The painting is beautiful, but I would like something with a person in the foreground, and the photo is really captivating.

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