Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cypress Windrow

My work ethic has come to a standstill or so it would seem.  I went to the studio, took a look for more pigs to paint and then decided to just play and paint another palette knife landscape.  I had started this painting while on the Fort Bragg trip.  The group of artists I was with all met in Mendocino to paint for the day.  I was standing by the Mendocino Museum, an old house beautifully preserved.  What a marvelous view the long ago owners had from this old home.  I painted the hedge of Cypress trees that made a buffer from the sea breezes.  The view showed just a glimpse of the sea.  Enjoying the Mendocino shoreline made for, "A Painting Day".

"Cypress Windrow" 6x8-inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre


shirley fachilla said...

This may be my favorite of your recent palette knife paintings (but then I think that about each one!).
The colors are beautifully nuanced, and there's such a feeling of movement... maybe the wind coming in from the water.

Lori Bonanni said...

Really like your sojurn into the palette knife! It's always great to try different methods! Have fun and thanks for sharing!

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Beautiful and rich and thick . . . love the feeling!