Monday, January 21, 2013

Day At the Delta - Ruth Andre

"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. 


Martha Esch ~ Paintings, etc. said...

Thanks for your kind words above and for painting with us yesterday. I took your gorgeous painting to 95 year old Ben, today - he absolutely loved it! What a generous gift you gave him! I'll take the smaller watercolors and pencil sketches to him from the other artists in a day or two. Hope to see you again soon. ~Martha

Ruth Andre said...

Martha, Thank-you for the lovely comments. I had no idea the good farmer is 95 years old. How great for him to still be living on his farm. So happy to hear he liked his painting. It was a great day.

Sue Marrazzo said...

Beautiful paintings...I'm sure the farmer will treasure his painting, Ruth!!!!

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful paintings, Ruth, and I enjoyed seeing your photos, too. Really looked like a great place to paint on a nice day!

suzanneberry said...

just wonderful paintings! i love them.

Theresa Paden said...

Beautiful paintings, I love your plein air work. So kind of you to give one of your paintings to the farmer, I'm sure he will love it!

ewa-christine said...

So incredibly beautiful, I was completely charmed!