Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Painting Day - Morning Fog - Ruth Andre

"Morning Fog"
4.5"x4.5" Oil and Cold Wax on Paper
Available with 12"x12" Mat
Challenge Painting Seventy
by Ruth Andre

I remember being so surprised coming back to California to live. Before moving to the valley I had lived in the mid-west with turbulent weather patterns. Before that I lived on the coast of southern California with milder temperatures than here in the north. I also had not foreseen the foggy mornings that hung over the valley morning after morning in winter. Our small ranch is close to the creek and in the shade of a mountain holding the fog close for hours longer than our neighbors properties. I can be slipping and sliding on the frosted ground and look up to see a sun filled mountainside that as they say is so close but so far. I have learned to love these foggy mornings and over the years have found their beauty. It has been, "A Painting Day".


Theresa Paden said...

You have captured the feeling of a foggy day beautifully. The subtle color shifts are wonderful.

Ruth Andre said...

Theresa, I did enjoy painting the feeling of fog in this painting. Fog is a way of life here in winter most morning. Thank-you. Ruth