Saturday, December 10, 2011

Whispering Oaks - Ruth Andre

When I left our little ranch here in the valley Thursday morning, the weather was cold and in the 20's.  I went to meet Julie Trail to paint a beautiful sea of grassy fields and and old oak trees with the hills in the background.  We dressed in layers and as the day warmed we shed our various coats and sweaters.  We looked 10 pounds thinner by the end of our painting session.  I love this cluster of oaks caught in the ravine.  Only the tops of the trees could be seen.  It was definitely, "A Painting Day".

"Whispering Oaks" 5x5-inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre


Theresa Paden said...

I love these palette knife plein air paintings that you are doing! The yellowish green and the pale turquoise in this one are beautiful against the more neutral colors.

Dom said...

Love how visceral this is.