Monday, May 14, 2012

The emerald green that makes a grand show in the foothills during late winter and spring has already started to fade. The hills will be golden in a few weeks. I love the almost unreal beauty of the lush green grasses on mountains but I also love the golden grasses that seem to highlight the old oaks. The painting today is of a stand of oaks on a one lane road just outside Sutter Creek. There are endless views to capture and my mind is full of awe just driving along the old country roads. Enjoy the view that made for, "A Painting Day".

"Oaks" 5x5 inches, oil on panel by Ruth Andre

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Theresa Paden said...

Fantastic texture and looseness.

martinealison said...

Un bel hommage à ces arbres majestueux que sont les chênes... Ces derniers jours j'ai pu en contempler et en photographier certains de magnifiques lors de mes promenades. J'ai aussi la chance d'en avoir un tout proche de mon atelier.
J'aime beaucoup la manière que vous avez peint celui-ci avec tout votre ressenti. Une très jolie touche.
Gros bisous

shirley fachilla said...

Very lovely and I look forward to more golden grasses.

Marietjie said...

Like your loose style and knife work