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9 x 12 plein air oil painting on linen panel"Trail to Bear Mountain"
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
This plein air sycamore tree painting was done at the 2012 San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival, where I was one of 30 invited artists from around the US. The festival lasted a week and we painted every day, at a fast and furious pace. Fortunately, there was a lot of wonderful subject matter to choose from - almost everywhere you looked there was something to use as subject matter.
This painting has the official San Luis Obispo Museum of Art stamp on the back side, and hung in the museum
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Monday, March 7, 2011
Descanso Gardens Sunflower Garden - Plein Air Oil Painting by Karen Winters a photo by kwint on Flickr.
Descanso Gardens Sunflower Garden - Plein Air Oil Painting by Karen Winters
This 9 x 12 oil painting portrays a seasonal
Descanso sunflower garden.
It was painted from life, on location at Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge California.
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San Mateo Creek San Clemente Plein Air Oil Painting a photo by kwint on Flickr.
This painting is 9 x 12 inches
oil on linen panel
It was a plein air oil painting painted outdoors, overlooking
San Mateo Creek, San Clemente, California, right next to Camp Pendleton, the US Marine Base.
You can see the ocean in the distance. The surfing beach is named Trestles because of the railroad trestles that run along one side of it.
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This painting was exhibited in San Clemente in the annual Plein Air competition, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
12 x 24 inches
oil on canvas
Last week I had the pleasure of painting this panorama of the Arroyo Seco from a vantage point high above the canyon. I wanted the late afternoon look, so I had to work fast. As it turned out, I left the painting of the sky and foreground for later, concentrating on the trees, grasses, mountains and architecture as the sun relentlessly continued its course. It's an interesting time of year. Not all of the deciduous trees have leaves yet - but the grass is thick and abundant, and bright yellow green. In a few months the vivid green will turn straw brown and there will be a solid canopy of leafy trees below. Every season brings its own beauties to enjoy. I'm guessing that I could look at a plein air painting of an early California impressionist and pretty well guess the month it was painted if I knew the location.
My husband shot a little bit of video as I painted, which I've included here:
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Thursday, November 12, 2009
"A Very Good Year"
8 x 10 oil on linen panel
by California plein air impressionist Karen Winters
Plein air California impressionist oil painting painted on location in Temecula California in November 2009. Golden afternoon light touches the vines which were turning fall colors. Not far away, down in the vineyard, a wedding was taking place. What a beautiful setting for romance. I hope to paint a scene like that soon.
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