Plein Air and Studio Oil Paintings of Landscapes and Still Life by Scott Ruthven
this is a very serene, yet not lonely painting. It makes me think of my childhood in upstate NY. Enjoying seeing your paintings in this 30 day challenge.
Good to meet you Susan; thanks for visiting my blog. I'm always pleased when a painting brings someone back to a special place. I can't predict those connections when painting but rather trust that capturing the essence of a place or time will resonate with others. It's magic to see someone connect with a piece.
Very nice, and brave! I'm afraid of the mess I'd make if I tried to paint in the car! But I've been itching to try a winter plein air painting.
Hi Roberta, thanks for stopping by. Some painters get paint everywhere and it doesn't seem to bother them. I am NOT one of them. A tiny spot of Cadmium Red gone unnoticed can spread exponentially over your coat, seats, pants...you get the point. So, I paint very carefully when I'm in the car! If you wear good boots, lined pants, a good coat and of course a hat painting outside in the winter isn't bad at all. In fact, I don't even notice the cold while I paint (unless it's below 0 F).
Simple strokes and a strong painting. And you got cold across very nicely.
Thank you Helen. Simple and strong is always what I'm after but the cold weather and setting sun gave me an extra push!
Nice work Scot. I like the impressionistic way you make a landscape so realistic. Beautiful winter scene painting.
Good to hear from you Jimmie! Thanks for your nice comment. That's exactly what I'm after...impressionistic up close but realistic otherwise.
Simply stated and very appealing.