Today two veterinarians were here to do a small surgical procedure on my mare. My studio is in the barn so while the vets worked I stayed out of the way and decided to bring out yet another tiny 3x3-inch canvas and paint. I am not a nurse and am kind squeamish about medical matters so painting was a good idea. I chose to paint a lovely mare named, Seville. Hiding out in my studio made for, "A Painting Day".
Today I was at my framer's studio to pick up a few framed works. This wee 3x3-inch painting made me smile. It is one of two paintings that may be a tiny diptych - 'Ellie & Kate". Kate is waiting for her frame so I will show Ellie all dolled up. Heading to Placerville to see Jim and Sarah made for "A Framing Day".
Ellie-3x3-inches, oil/canvas by Ruth Andre
Kate-3x3-inches, oil/canvas, soon to be framed by Ruth Andre My Website My Email
Texas Longhorn Cattle are part of America's history. They roamed wild across the prairie lands. I visited a Texas Longhorn breeder, Alamendra Longhorns, owned by Pete and Ginny Boyce in Manteca, California a year or so back. I got a tour of their ranch and even climbed a barbed wire fence to take a few photos. The GATE was way over on the other side of the pasture so over I went. Longhorn cattle are majestic in their own right. I love seeing their many colors, strong physique and their magnificent long horns. I do appreciate Pete for taking me around his ranch. Meeting Pete Boyce and seeing his Texas Longhorn herd made for, "A Painting Day". EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Sunday Stroll"-24x36-inches, oil/canvas by Ruth Andre
There are so many paintings to be made just outside my studio door. This one was taken just south of Sutter Creek off of the old Hwy 49. The leaves had just started to change from the dark green of summer to oranges and rusts of fall. The current in the creek was strong and it was a beautiful scene. Painting close to home made for, "A Painting Day".
"Rushing Creek", 6x8-inches, oil/canvas-Framed $195.00 by Ruth Andre
I met with a local group of artists and we headed for Amador Lake here in the foothills. It was a perfect day and just out side my oak covered covey I saw this group of oaks in the shade of the mountain. I loved the blues and greens and the subtle grays I saw while painting the oaks. There is nothing quite like painting outside from life. There are so many colors to be found. Being on the lake in Amador made for, "A Painting Day".
"Shaded Oaks", 6x8-inches, oil/canvas-Framed by Ruth Andre
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I usually post Western works but today I am heading down to the coast to Encinitas and posting a landscape painting from my painting archives. As I mentioned yesterday I have a sick horse and I am a bit overwhelmed with my horse doctoring schedule and will post a few landscapes for a few days. I love getting out of the studio with my paints. These are my bit of fun in the sun paintings. Encinitas was my home a few years back. It is a lovely ocean community. Heading back to Encinitas made for, "A Painting Day".
Encinitas-6x8-inches, oil/canvas by Ruth Andre-$195.00 Framed
This is a painting I completed awhile back. It is of a beautiful Appaloosa mare. I have a very sick horse at home right now and spending my time going back and forth to the pasture to medicate Angel's eye every two hours. It is so sad to see this lovely mare in distress. I did get a painting started today and if all is good tomorrow I will be sharing a just completed horse painting. Being the medic made for," A Stop & Go Painting Day".
I had fun this week-end reviewing a few photos I took at the Mystic Oak Ranch in Plymouth, California. Ken and Michele started the Mystic Oak Ranch in 2002 and specialize in Warmblood/Friesian crosses. My painting today is one of their stallions, Uthyr. The ranch website is very informative and you will enjoy seeing their horses. Check out the "Fun Photos" link. Visiting Mystic Oak Ranch made for, "A Painting Day".
While visiting a local ranch in Northern California, I was out taking a few landscape photos. I heard a rustling noise and two huge Texas Longhorns, cow and steer, came out of a tree and brush area. I was quick but got a photo of these grand creatures. Being scared to death made for, "A Painting Day".
The white buffalo is revered as being a sacred symbol to many Indian tribes. It is awe inspiring to see a white buffalo. I can only imagine what it must of been like to see a great white buffalo surrounded by the dark brown hides of the others in the herd living wild on the plains. The white buffalo has special meaning to me. I have felt its spiritual essence. Seeing the Great White made for, "A Painting Day".
This is a big deal for me and I am really happy to share the news. Two of my paintings, "Ranch Dudes" and "The Lone Ranger" will be on exhibit at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, Texas. The exhibit, "American Horse in Art" show & sale will run August 12th -November 13th, 2010. If you are in the Amarillo area, this is a show to see. Being invited to the American Quarter Horse Museum made for, "A Painting Day".