Description The Eaton Canyon Nature Center straddles the boundary between the urban megalopolis of Los Angeles and the rugged wilderness of the San Gabriel Mountains and the Angeles National Forest. Just a few years ago, when Southern California had record setting rainfall, this narrow canyon became a raging torrent of whitewater. For a while, the mountainsides were verdant with lush green growth. But in drought years such as we are experiencing now, this ever changing canyon reverts to a desert landcape of red-brown hillsides dotted with yucca and prickly pear cactus. Hiking at Eaton Canyon, reminds me that just a hundred years ago, most of Los Angeles looked like this wild and untamed desert. It is a good reminder that L.A. really is a desert, and that we should do what we can to conserve our precious water resources.My original oil painting of Eaton Canyon Sunset is sold, but you can purchase a print of this image here on Imagekind.
Johanna Girard, Pasadena, California Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement Hello and welcome to my Imagekind website! My name is Johanna Girard, and I am an artist living in Pasadena, California, home of the Tournament of Roses Parade and Art Center College of Design, where I earned my BFA degree in 1986 Illustration.
I specialize in Traditional Realism in Oils and Pastels , using a bright contemporary color palette. My favorite subjects to paint are California and Southwest Plein Air Landscapes, Florals, Still Lifes , Portraiture, Nudes, and occasionally I like to paint Classic Vintage Automobiles too!
My original art studio was located in Pasadena, on Sinaloa Avenue, hence the name of my website: www.studiosinaloa.com. In August of 2009 I opened a larger art studio at 3763 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, but I kept the name Studio Sinaloa. If you are in the Pasadena area and are looking for art classes for your kids or yourself, check out my website: www.studiosinaloa.com. Thanks for visiting!