"Oak on Turner Road" 8x8 inches, oil on canvas © by Ruth Andre
Today was a plein air painting day. I met up with Julie Trail in Amador City and we drove out to Turner Road and set up along the road side to paint. The weather said possible showers so we took our chances since both Julie and myself are bound and determined to test our brushes and paint the landscape. Painting outside forces you to paint quickly, mixing the paints instinctively as you go along. My painting spot offered many painting options but I chose this old oak changing colors with the fall season. Julie was painting up the road from where I was standing and she shared her paintings with me as she packed up her gear. The painting below is one of Julie's paintings. You can find more of Julie's work at Gallery 10 in Sutter Creek, California. Painting with Julie made for, "A Painting Day".
"Gnarly Oak" 8x10 inches 2011 © by Julie Trail