Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Grass Is Greener - Ruth Andre

"The Grass Is Greener"
6"x8" Oil on Canvas
by Ruth Andre

The grass is greener this year or at least it is staying greener due to the amazing amount of rain fall we have had. I love the blustery winds and cool weather and the cloud filled sky. It is an invigorating time to be outside enjoying the spring landscape. 
It has been, "A Painting Day".

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Springtime Oak - Ruth Andre

"Springtime Oak"
6"x8" Oil on Canvas Panel
by Ruth Andre

Winter has brought over 40 inches of rain to the valley and with the rain came a bit of flooding and a road that was impassable but luckily all is well. Since injuring my back badly I have not been able to paint and am just now trying to paint some small plein air pieces. The weather is just too nice to stay indoors. My front yard has a few old oaks so I stepped out onto my porch to paint "Springtime Oak". I am taking things slowly but hope to continue the painting quest. It has been, 
"A Painting Day".

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Solo Showing - Gallery 10 - Ruth Andre

Solo Show - Ruth Andre - Gallery 10

The New Year is here and speeding away in time. I have been busy getting paintings ready to present at Gallery 10 in Sutter Creek, California. The gallery asked that I show my animal and landscape paintings. With the reception being just a few days away I am starting to feel the excitement of seeing a gathered group of friends and meeting new patrons of the arts. I hope to have some fun photos to share while at the reception in my next post. Stay tuned as they say.

Monday, November 21, 2016

This Too Shall Pass - Ruth Andre

"This Too Shall Pass"
8"x8" Acrylic on Handmade Paper
by Ruth Andre

This is the week we in America celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and I would like to wish everyone a very special Day of Thanks. Be thankful for the people and  things in your life that really matter. I plan to stop for a moment to take a deep breath, relax and of course be thankful.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Changing Seasons - Ruth Andre

"Changing Seasons"
12"x12" Acrylic on Paper
by Ruth Andre

The painting today is to celebrate the October rains and the change in seasons. It is a beautiful time of year. I feel as if our home has been transported to a new location. The valley has had several rain storms lately. The dry white grasses are now green and the creek is filling with water. My view has changed with a new palette of fall colors. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sky Dive - Ruth Andre

"Sky Dive"
12"x12" Acrylic on Paper
by Ruth Andre

This painting is soothing to the eye and reminds me of late afternoon clouds that flood the valley sky. The pink clouds signal the day's end with dusk to follow. It is a beautiful and fleeting time to enjoy the quiet of the valley. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Grasses - Ruth Andre

7"x7" Acrylic on Arches Paper
by Ruth Andre

Todays painting came after the valley was washed with rain and cooler temperatures this past week-end. It was so good to feel and smell the rain. Yesterday I took a walk down by the creek and saw new grasses sprouting under the  under the oaks and in the open pasture. The dry tall grasses still stood but will soon be replaced with new growth  New life has been released after a long dry summer. It has been "A Painting Day".

Hillside - Quartz Mountain Road

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Save the Day - Ruth Andre

"Save the Day"
12"x12" Acrylic on Paper
by Ruth Andre

This painting got into the studio save box but not the blog so here it is a few weeks since it was completed. We had a rash of very hot days and finally a few clouds passed over the valley. The overcast sky was a gift giving some relief from the last hot days of summer. There was hope in seeing the clouds that rain might follow. It was a, "Save the Day" painting for sure.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Summer Lost - Ruth Andre

Summer Lost
12"x12" Acrylic on Arches Paper
by Ruth Andre

It was a busy day yesterday. First my husband and I drove about 4 hours getting materials to fix the horse shelter. Of course there was cooking and the normal chores that needed to be done. A lady neighbor helped my husband get the new shelter roof in place and I did my best to sneak in some painting. I worked on the painting above and decided to take a break. My mistake was going back to the studio and was seemingly on a mission to make a change to the painting. One thing moved on to more changes until the painting was lost. Darn is a nice way of saying SHOOT, DADGUM-IT and all the rest. Sometimes it is best to let something be than to hover over it and try and change it. Is that so true of so many things in life. I am sharing "Summer Lost" with you because I like the painting and it reveals the end of summer. The cloud like images might be the clouds that were forming outside announcing the coming rain. The painting is gone but the day is remembered. It has been, 
"A Painting Day".

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Mountain Ridge - Ruth Andre

"Mountain Ridge"
12"x12" Acrylic on Arches Paper
by Ruth Andre

This painting is what I see daily as I step outside to be with the horses or walk to my studio. 
It is my interpretation of the mountain ridge just steps away. 
It has been, "A Painting Day".