Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Amador Oak - Ruth Andre


"Amador Oak"
8"x6" Oil on Canvas Panel
by Ruth Andre
$95.00

What did I say just a few days ago that I would not be painting plein air since I had so much studio painting to do. Things have a way of changing and last Saturday I met the Sacramento Plein Air Painters in Amador City. Amador City is one of my favorite small towns to visit and it is just a few miles from my house so I had to go. The artists met at the Andre Bakery, (no relation to myself) and then we headed out to set up our easels throughout the town. I found a shady spot with a lovely view and went to work. It seemed that most of the painters were watercolorists so my thick palette knife painting was quite different. I paint plein air for the joy of it. The paint is a miracle in the works. Seeing color from life and then mixing paint to reflect the landscape is an amazing task. I do love the challenge very much. It was, "A Painting Day".


8 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

AWESOME textures in this one!
Well Done.

Ruth Andre said...

Hi Sue, Thanks for the comment. It was a wild day in Amador City as you can tell seeing all of the texture in this painting. It is always fun to get outside and paint. Ruth

Bruce B. Hancock said...

Ruth, I wish I could have made this paint out. You got another lovely, strong palette knife painting. Great job! I hope to be able to paint with you soon.

Ruth Andre said...

Bruce, So good to see your comment. Thank-you. I would like to share Bruce's website and journal link. It is worth a look. http://brucehancockart.com/a-painters-notes/ Enjoy, Ruth

Theresa Paden said...

Another wonderful plein air painting! Love the thick paint and the colors!

Ruth Andre said...

Theresa, Thank-you so much for your comment. Glad you like the thick paint and the palette knife painting

Caroline Simmill said...

Beautiful little gem of a painting Ruth!

Ruth Andre said...

Hi Caroline, It is a lot of fun getting out to paint plein air and always a challenge. Thank-you for the lovely comment. Ruth