Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Back Forty

When I was a girl I used to love following my dad around on our small ranch.  As he was heading out the kitchen door he would say, "If anyone needs me I will be in the back 40", meaning the back 40 acres.  He was out of pocket and not to be seen until he headed back in at the end of the day.
 Thinking of my dad made for, 
"A Painting Day".

"Back Forty" 6x8 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre


shirley fachilla said...

Wonderful composition, so simple, so effective.

martinealison said...

Des couleurs fantastiques qui dansent ... Une très douce et jolie atmosphère.
gros bisous

Theresa Paden said...

Such beautiful colors!

Julie said...

I love this painting, Ruth! The mint green glows near the horizon line! And I love the value contrast between trees and earth, with those warm earth colors in foreground!

Nancy Franke said...

You are rocking the warm and cool colors...love the simplicity here!

Kim Vanlandingham said...

Beautiful painting! The colors are amazing!