"Delta I" 6x6 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre
"Delta II" 5x7 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre
Sunday was one of those perfect winter days. The air was crisp and the sun was shining. It felt so good to be outside. I met up with a group of painters, The Sacramento Plein Air Painting Group, for a day at the Delta in farm country. Martha Esch coordinated the group's meeting and she did an outstanding job giving us direction, taking photos and giving much encouragement. The outing title was, "Paint the Old Barn" but when I got to the sight all I wanted to paint was the long view of the field tree line. I wanted to capture the beauty of the long view and the almost smokey view to the trees. It was good to get out side and enjoy the company of other artists. Below is the inspiration photo and a group photo of a few of the painters gathered together at the end of the painting session. It was definitely, "A Painting Day".
Inspiration photo "Delta Farm Country" - January 2013
Sacramento Plein Air Painters - Photo by Martha Esch
The Old Barn with Bruce Hancock checking location. Photo by Martha Esch
Ruth Andre at the Delta - January 2013
Photo by Martha Esch
PS: If you notice I am holding one more tree line painting and it was given as a thank-you to the very kind farmer for letting us use his farm for the day.