• Ruth Hamill - Beach Day, 60x34, oil on raw canvas

    Beach Day, 60x34, oil on raw canvas

  • Ruth Hamill - From Shore, 48x17, oil on canvas

    From Shore, 48x17, oil on raw canvas

  • Ruth Hamill - Looking Out, 54x34, oil on raw canvas

    Looking Out, 54x34, oil on raw linen

  • Ruth Hamill - Sunset Unlike Any Other, 30x30, oil on raw canvas

    Sunset Unlike Any Other, 30x30, oil on raw canvas

  • Ruth Hamill - Weather Coming, 46x46, oil on raw linen

    Weather Coming, 46x46, oil on raw linen

  • Ruth Hamill - hamill_ruth_dawn

    Dawn, 16x20, oil on raw canvas

  • Ruth Hamill - Midday, 16x20, oil on raw canvas

    Midday, 16x20, oil on raw canvas

  • Ruth Hamill - 8_hamill_beach_23x23oil

    Beach, 23x23, oil on raw canvas

  • Ruth Hamill - Fall Reflect, 36x36, oil on linen

    Fall Reflect, 36x36, oil on linen

  • Ruth Hamill - Trees and Pond, 24x24, oil on raw canvas

    Trees and Pond, 24x24, oil on raw canvas

  • Ruth Hamill - Lily Pond, 34x22, oil on linen

    Lily Pond, 34x22, oil on raw linen

  • Ruth Hamill - Roots

    Roots, 34x22, oil on raw linen

  • Ruth Hamill - poured trees aug 050

    Reflections III, 22x34, oil on raw linen

  • Ruth Hamill - Double Black Diamond, 20x30, oil on canvas

    Double Black Diamond, 20x30, oil on canvas

  • Ruth Hamill - Exhale, 18x18 0il on canvas

    Exhale, 18x18, oil on canvas

  • Ruth Hamill - High, 18x18 oil on canvas

    High, 18x18, oil on canvas

  • Ruth Hamill - Peak Conditions, 30x48 oil on canvas

    Peak Conditions, 30x48, oil on canvas

  • Ruth Hamill - Blizzard, 20x20 oil on raw linen

    Blizzard, 20x20, oil on raw linen

  • Ruth Hamill - To the Top, 20x30, oil on canvas

    To the Top, 20x30, oil on canvas

  • Ruth Hamill - Windswept and Snowing, 30x48, oil on canvas

    Windswept and Snowing, 30x48, oil on canvas

Non-Traditional Oil

After a disciplined approach to the study and practice of traditional oil landscapes and seascapes, I developed a technique using diluted oil paints poured on unprimed canvas to capture the horizon over the sea, and then adapted that process to depict mountain peaks outside my studio while in residence in Breckenridge, Colorado. While in Vermont on residency, I first experimented with this method's viability for depicting trees and reflections.  More often, I prime the canvas in more recent work.  And this process has lent itself well to my flag paintings.  Click for more about my non-traditional oil paintings.