DescriptionThe 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!