Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chance of Rain

I have been fascinated with the palette knife and while I paint my recent rquested commission for three pigs for a rancher in Texas,  I will add another plein air landscape called "Chance of Rain".  There is something magical about working with the palette knife and a thick helping of paint.  Fall is here on our little Sutter Creek ranch in the foothills .  The old oaks are dropping acorns and and dusting the pasture with leaves.  It is a lovely time of year and makes for, "A Painting Day".

"Chance of Rain" 6x8-inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre


Nancy Franke said...

Love love love this...the colors, the simplicity, the directness.. very cool!

Theresa Paden said...

I can tell you're having fun with the palette knife! The thick texture of the paint and the way the colors merge together is wonderful. The blue is such a nice touch and really makes it feel as if the water is running down the hillside and seeping out of the soil.

Linda Popple said...

That turquoise is yummy!! Love this!!