Sunday, February 7, 2016

Forest - Ruth Andre


"Forest"
6"x6"x.5" Mixed Media on Canvas
by Ruth Andre
Art Association of Jackson Hole, Wyoming - Donation

The "WHODUNNIT" Show takes place each year as a benefit to raise money for Art Association of Jackson Hole's education program. It is an one night event and from what I understand it is quite a popular and lively show. The artists are allowed to only sign the back of their paintings leaving the patrons to find the paintings they love and make their bid. 
Center for the Arts Theater Lobby March 4th beginning at 5:30pm
It has been, "A Painting Day".


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Put A Bow On It! - Ruth Andre



Giclee Print 5"x5" on 8"x10" Premium Paper
Series - 90 plus 10 Artist Proofs
Buy February Print with Discount
One Print Per Email Address Within the US
I will be shipping several "Pink Clouds" prints this coming Monday that were purchased for Valentine's Day Gifts. Give your special friend something that will be appreciated over and over again with the "Pink Clouds" print.  How often do you threat yourself with something just for you? The special offer is good  through the month of February and then the print will be listed at its regular price. 


Giclee Print 5"x5" on 8"x10" Paper
by Ruth Andre

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Print with Discount - Ruth Andre


"Pink Clouds"
Giclee Print 5"x5" on 8"x10" Premium Paper
Series - 90 plus 10 Artist Proofs
Buy February Print with Discount
One Per Email Address Within the US

Make February special with a "Pink Cloud" print. The print is available with only shipping and handling fees for the month of February. Each print will come signed and numbered with a backing board, cellophane sleeve and enclosed in a No Bend Mailer. 
The print will make a lovely gift for a friend or a little something just for you. 



Put a Bow On It!


This is what you get.

"Pink Cloud" Print
Signed and Numbered
Backing Board
Cellophane Envelope
No Bend Mailer


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Challenge Painting One Hundred - Ruth Andre


"Afternoon Glow"
4.5"x4.5" Mixed Media on Paper
12"x12" Mat Available
Challenge Painting One-Hundred
by Ruth Andre
$125.00

This is the One Hundredth painting in the Challenge 100 Paintings. I can say it has been a fun journey taking on the Challenge. I decided not to put a time limit for its completion because I wanted the Challenge to be something that I could enjoy without any anxiety. Moving at my own pace to make small paintings was my goal and to make 100 for the final collection. A friend asked me what I learned from the Challenge. I learned several things and I have listed a few of them below:

Take chances.
Be bold.
Remember to bring to the canvas what you see and feel daily.
Use nature's palette as a guide.
Have confidence.
Push for a little more.
Enjoy new ideas.

The list could go on and on but the one thing that I let happen and that was 
to let myself enjoy painting and to enjoy the moment.
I may continue painting small paintings for the mere reason they let me begin and with the beginning there is room to continue. I hope those that have followed along have enjoyed the Challenge as well. 
I also want to mention that the afternoon light in the valley brings an unbelievable glow of light that makes me stop and look around. The light is fleeting and it is there for only a few minutes and then it is gone and the day has moved on getting ready for night. The last glow of the day brings a special beauty to the valley.
It has been, "A Painting Day".





Friday, January 29, 2016

A Painting Day - Ms Piggy - Ruth Andre


"Ms. Piggy"
6"x6" Oil on Canvas Panel
by Ruth Andre
SOLD

This little pig has brought a lot of joy to the studio these past few days. She is a requested commission from a painting I did years ago. My style has changed and the brushwork is a bit wilder but the little face shines through. It has been, "A Painting Day".


Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Painting Day - Heartstrings - Ruth Andre


"Heartstrings"
12"x12"x.75" Mixed Media on Panel
Wired and Ready for Display
by Ruth Andre
$450

May the painting, "Heartstrings" bring thought and joy to your day. 
It has been, "A Painting Day".



Sunday, January 24, 2016

A Painting Day - Pink Clouds - Ruth Andre


"Pink Clouds"
4.5"x4.5" Mixed Media on Paper
12"x12" Mat Available
Challenge Painting - Ninety Nine
by Ruth Andre
$125

The sky is a constant reminder of nature's beauty. The expanse of color hovers above giving a daily masterpiece to enjoy. We have had rain and grey skies and dark clouds then yesterday the storm cleared and a rainbow shown crossing the valley. The colors were so amazing to see. Walking in the afternoon I have seen the sky full of pink clouds and enjoyed just standing and taking in the many shades of color. I sometimes wonder what brought me to this small valley and why. I am at odds at times with the area as a whole but once I am walking the land and enjoying the quiet I feel at peace within
It has been, "A Painting Day".


Thursday, January 21, 2016

A Painting Day - Sweet Talk - Ruth Andre


"Sweet Talk"
Diptych - Each Painting is 4"x14" Mixed Media  on Paper
Mat Available
by Ruth Andre
$400

I used Arches Oil Paper for this painting. It has a lovely surface and takes the paint well and lets me work quickly and intuitively. I had added several layers of paint to the paper when a voice said, Be Bold. I took that thought and and started painting with Alizarin Crimson as the final layer. What fun it is to let go and trust the painting. May we all enjoy sweet talk! It has been, "A Painting Day".


"Sweet Talk"
(Another View)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A Painting Day - Passing Sun - Ruth Andre


"Passing Sun"
4.5"x4.5" Mixed Media on Paper
12"x12" Mat Available
Challenge Painting Ninety-Eight
by Ruth Andre
$125

Rain has visited the valley several times in the last few weeks. The creek is high and moving quickly through the valley. Then today the sun shown and it was as if the land came to life with an abundance of color. The grasses have turned to a spirited green and cover the valley floor as well as the surrounding mountains. It is a glorious time of year. The painting today, "Passing Sun" is Challenge Painting Ninety-Eight. I will be posting the last two Challenge Paintings in the next week. I know you have heard me praise the fun of painting this challenge and it is so true. Thanks for coming along and stay tuned for the last two Challenge Painting posts.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A Painting Day - Be Mine - Ruth Andre


"Be Mine"
12"x12" Mixed Media on Paper
by Ruth Andre
$450

I was feeling a great sense of love and happiness when I painted this painting, "Be Mine". The palette of colors are very different than most of my paintings. I almost had to force myself to set out only a few pastel paints so i would not stray to my love for grey. Sometimes we have to give ourselves permission to make a change. It is so easy to stay in our found circle for what we consider safe. Reach out and take risks to find new paths is my goal for 2016. It has been, "A Painting Day".