Friday, June 22, 2018

Pins and Needles - Ruth Andre


"Pins and Needles"
6.5"x6.5" Oil-Wax on Paper
-by Ruth Andre

There are times when we just have to be patient and hope for the best. It is what I call being on "Pins and Needles". I am wishing for the best and planning for the worst. I read a long time ago that when things seem to be falling apart they are actually falling together. Those words have carried me through some rough times. I remind myself change is inevitable. 
Have a great week-end. Enjoy! It has been, "A Painting Day".
PS: The painting above will be on display at The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d'Alene, ID along with several of my other paintings being represented by the gallery.


Friday, June 15, 2018

The Wall - Ruth Andre


"The Wall"
2.25"x4" Acrylic - Oil on Handmade Japanese Paper
Matted and Framed 10"x10"
by Ruth Andre
$150.00

I love words and what they mean. When I titled this painting, "The Wall" I thought it was funny since the painting is quite small. How could a small wall be a threat or a deterrent and then I thought of emotional walls that we carry with us each and every day. My son and I were talking and he said he had forgiven everyone in his life and he felt free in a new way. He said we should all forgive and let the old walls crumble away. Letting go of barriers would allow new things to come into my life. The process sounds easy almost like jumping into a cold lake. There is a real yes and no that goes on and I am wondering why. Am I comfortable with the old, the unhappy parts of my life? Let me know your thoughts. I am most interested in your experiences with your own wall. 
It has been, "A Painting Day".

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Torn Apart - Ruth Andre


"Torn  Apart"
4"x6" Mixed Media Paper Collage 
by Ruth Andre

With so many active spring days I have been painting and not posting every painting. I finished the Red Painting above titled, "Torn Apart" yesterday. I had been cleaning in my studio when I saw a painting on the wall just begging for attention. I thought it was time to let it go so I tore it in two pieces. I liked the tear and continued to tear the paper and formed a collage. After adding a new layer of paint the work was completed. It was such a fun and a "Letting Go" experience. When I think all is lost it is fun to experiment and see what happens. It has been, "A Painting Day". 


Saturday, June 2, 2018

EA Magazine Featured Artist - Ruth Andre


I am so pleased to announce my work is being featured in the EA encaustic arts magazine - Spring Issue 2018. The magazine is available in digital and hardcopy format. For a preview follow the link and hit PREVIEW. The complete magazine can be purchased as well. Enjoy!





Thursday, May 31, 2018

Passing Storm - Ruth Andre


"Passing Storm"
6.5"x6.5" Acrylic on Paper
by Ruth Andre

Spring is moving past us at a break neck speed with temperatures in the 90's. We were so lucky to have an unexpected storm bringing one more drink of water to the almost dried grasses. We also have two beautiful calves in the far pasture. A neighbor brought them by to graze for a month or so. I love seeing these beautiful heifers enjoying themselves as they wander through the high grass. I hope your spring has been especially nice with the promised cycle of new found life. 
Enjoy, It has been, "A Painting Day".


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Memories - Ruth Andre


"Memories"
7"x7" Acrylic-Oil-Wax on Paper
by Ruth Andre

This has been another busy week. The days are flying by. I just want to sit out on the back porch and enjoy the view. I did get to the studio yesterday and it felt so good to try a new painting approach. I started by using a graphite pencil and then filling in with large color acrylic shapes. The veiling of white oil and wax was the final layer. I like the contrast of the pale white and strong color shapes.
It has been, "A Painting Day".




Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Detached - Ruth Andre


"Detached"
4"x6.5" Acrylic on Paper
by Ruth Andre
Painting on Paper $100
Matting and Framing also Available

I usually name my paintings after an event or something I have seen but today I named this painting and then the event appeared. A tall beautiful black mare came prancing down our road totally free of halter or lead. She was a tall horse and looked to be young.I was not sure if she would let me catch her but with a little coaxing and a bucket of oats she came right to me and allowed me to put a halter on her and lead her down the road and into a safe stall next to our horse, Hopi. She is definitely detached and the word is out to find her owner. She is a beautiful mare and I will add a photo tomorrow to share with you.  Hopefully her owner will be here soon.
I also want to say, I have been away for a few weeks and am just getting back to the studio to paint. My husband and I traveled to the mid-west to search for land and a possible new home. I am not sure what we will do but it was a great adventure. It was a driving trip so we got to see many miles of untamed and beautiful landscape. I kept seeing paintings as we passed through the long valleys and mountain passes. It has been an exciting Painting Day.




Monday, April 2, 2018

The River Road - Ruth Andre


"The River Road"
Oil-Wax on 9"x12" Paper
by Ruth Andre
$450

The valley is alive with bright green hills and the creek is like a river with water rushing and meandering along the road that we take to town. It seems as if everything is alive and thankful for the sunshine giving warmth to the landscape. Spring is the season for renewal and as always it is most welcomed. It has been, 
"A Painting Day".



Friday, March 30, 2018

Scarlet I, II - Ruth Andre



"Scarlet I and II"
Each Painting - 4.5"x4.5" Oil-Wax on Paper
by Ruth Andre
Each Painting Matted and Framed $300

The two "Scarlet" paintings are bold and have done their best to make a statement. It is amazing what a force a small painting can make. I am working on a few larger paintings. While they dry between layers of applied paint I like to paint small paintings to keep the energy going. The buzz is on and fun.  Enjoy! It has been, "A Painting Day".








Wednesday, March 28, 2018

China Sea - Ruth Andre

"China Sea I, II, III"
24"x6"x2.25" Oil-Wax on Cradled Panel
-by Ruth Andre
$2,100
My son, Ian, is a product designer and his company is ChicWrap. Ian is a talented designer and believes in the need for products that simplify our lives. His goal is to design products that are aesthetically beautiful and easy to use. Ian travels to China quite often to visit manufacturers that produce the products for ChicWrap. I have been lucky enough to share part of his adventure through photos, not only of the manufacturing plants but the people of China and how they live. The foods available are quite different and something for the American palette to get used to. The painting today, "China Sea" has been influenced by the world that has been shared with me. It has a quiet and lively palette of pale green and red.I have taken my own journey to China with my painting, "China Sea". It has been, "A Painting Day".