Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Ready - Ruth Andre

7"x7" Oil and Mixed Media on Paper
by Ruth Andre

I have had some challenges lately and it seems working in the studio is my salvation. My mind enjoys the moment and allows me to submerge myself in the paint. The painting above, "Ready" is full of energy. The color red cannot be dismissed. It is bold full of life.  
It has been, "A Painting Day".

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Through the Rain - Ruth Andre

"Through the Rain"
5"x5" Oil and Mixed Media on Paper
Without Mat $98
With Mat- $125
by Ruth Andre

Looking out the studio window I can see rain clouds in the distance. Then the rush of wind buffets its way through the valley and finally the rain comes pelting down on the studio's metal roof. The landscape with the lush spring colors seem to slide down the glass as the rain showers the land. 
It has been, "A Painting Day". 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Passing Clouds - Ruth Andre

"Passing Clouds"
10"x10" Mixed Media on Paper
by Ruth Andre

This has been a spectacular spring. The sky has been showing off with clouds that are just dreamy with a blue sky as a backdrop. I am often amazed that I have the privilege to live in this beautiful valley. There is so much to enjoy everyday. 
It has been, "A Painting Day".

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Paradise - Ruth Andre

9"x6" Mixed Media on Paper
Matting Available
by Ruth Andre

Are you ready for summer and that dream come true vacation? When I see ads for far away places with photos of the calm blue waters I can only dream about drifting along and enjoy the peaceful haven. Today's painting, "Paradise" is as close as I am going to get to this dream at least for this summer. The painting feels cool and warm with a bit of "dream" thrown in. Enjoy the coming summer and those quiet times whether they are stolen moments on the back porch or off to a new adventure. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Spring Clouds - Ruth Andre

"Spring Clouds"
7"x7" Mixed Media on Paper
Matting Available
by Ruth Andre

Spring is always awe inspiring. The hills are a brilliant green, the trees are leafing out and the valley floor is covered with tall grasses. There are wildflowers on the hillsides and along the road leaving the valley. The beauty of the season abounds. Enjoy! It has been, "A Painting Day".

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Sky at Dusk - Ruth Andre

"Sky at Dusk"
4.5"x4.5" Mixed Media on Paper
Matted 12"x12"
by Ruth Andre

Spring is a magical time and the valley is alive with green grass, leafing old oak trees and wild flowers. It is a beautiful time of year. My painting today, "Sky at Dusk" is what I see at the end of a few special days here in the valley. The sky is filled with pink clouds. The sky is alive with brilliant shades of pink. The sky is one big canvas and is there for us all to enjoy. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Primarily Blue - Ruth Andre

"Primarily Blue"
6"x16" Mixed Media on Paper
Professionally Matted with Sleeve
by Ruth Andre

I have been away from the studio for a few days and it felt so good to get back to painting this past week. I am totally enjoying painting on paper panels. I am showing these pieces horizontally but they could be shown vertically as well. The painting above is the third painting in the "Primarily" series. "Primarily Yellow" and "Primarily Red" were posted in previous posts and below. Museum quality mats will be ordered for each painting. 
It has been, "A Painting Day".

"Primarily Yellow, Primarily Red and Primarily Blue"
Each 6"x16" Mixed Media on Paper
by Ruth Andre

Monday, March 14, 2016

Random Thought - Ruth Andre

"Random Thought"
4"x12" Mixed Media on Canvas Panel
by Ruth Andre

A lot of things have been going on lately and life seems to take over at times. I am working on a calf portrait for the Cattlemen's Western Art Show and Sale and when I can I sneak in working on a few small abstract pieces. I am switching gears so to speak moving from a more realistic subject and then to works that have no templet. I hope you enjoy the, "Random Thought" painting. It may be a study for a larger painting. I want to work on a few more smaller works and then pick one for a painting much larger. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Friday, March 11, 2016