Sunday, October 13, 2013

Redwood Shadows -sold

oil 16x12 inches click for purchase information and zoom In August we took our little RV up the coast to Pismo Beach, then Big Sur. Our favorite was a quiet spot near the Big Sur River surrounded by huge redwoods. One day we rode our mountain bikes on HWY 1 to Pfieffer Big Sur State Park where we then hiked to Pfieffer Falls. Not an easy hike for us, but beautiful. Never having painted a forest scene before, I figured it would be a challenge, and it was. But I loved how the light made the red bark glow, so I thought it would be fun to try it in paint. In the painting and in my photo file, the tree trunks are in rich dark shadow. I don't know why the whole painting is lighter when posted to Blogger. To see an accurate image click here: My gallery at Daily Paintworks.


  1. Beautiful, Karen. Even nicer when you look at the more accurate image on DPW.
    Sounds like a fun trip.

  2. Thank you, Fay. I appreciate your comments, and thanks for taking the time to look at the better one.

  3. Olá Karen!
    Conseguiste um bosque maravilhoso com os teus pincéis e a tua arte!
    M. Emília

  4. This is the new view from my desk. Wonderful birthday gift from my husband (to whom I hinted, after we bought a painting of yours for my mom last year). I love it.


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