Saturday, October 23, 2010

The White House


It is raining today here in the foothills and the day reminds me of a painting workshop with Howard Rees last fall.  We were to meet for three days and the first two days the rain poured.  I mean it was really raining hard.  We met in Amador City the first morning and each artist took shelter under an eve of the old town buildings.  My first priority was staying dry and once finding a good spot I looked out and up to find this little white house on top of the mountain outside of town.  It was cold, it was wet but the memories are warm and we all had a great time and have stories to tell.  Heading to Amador City with Howard and the gang made for, "A Painting Day".

"The White House"-6x8-inches, oil/canvas by Ruth Andre sold
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11 comments:

Virginia Floyd said...

This is beautiful, Ruth. It does look cold! Good color choices to convey that feeling. You managed to see lots of color in the landscape, even in the rain. Very nice!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love how soft you painted this. Beautiful color!

Claudia Hammer a Painting a day said...

It looks like an overcast day. I love the the soft grayed out blues, yellow/green with the redish pink. Very nice!

Karen Bruson said...

Gorgeous color and wonderful brushwork.

Ruth Andre said...

Thank-you so much for your wonderful comments. It is always an act of fate to head out of the studio and paint.

Theresa Paden said...

Beautiful painting. I love the bold, loose brushstrokes with the soft colors, especially the muted aqua that pops so well.

Shirley Peters said...

Very interesting treatment of the foreground... nice and loose, almost abstract. Then the house pulls it all together, and adds perspective. Love it!

Katie Wilson-Bernatas said...

This is a beautiful painting. Love the colors and handling of the paint.

Kelley Sanford said...

Ruth, you captured the cold, wet feeling in this piece & at the same thing, drew us in. Very nice.

SKIZO said...

It’s always a pleasure
to see such a Wonderful Work
good creations

Kim Blair said...

Nice brush work. The cool, soft colours speak volumes as to the cool, damp weather.
Kim