Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Every year I take on writing down a few resolutions for the New Year.  Some get done and some take a few years to process.  I think writing down your goals is a good way to set them in motion.  This year I have one goal that made it to the top of the list and that is to start painting larger works once again.  I have been caught up with the small format day to day blog posts.  It is time to get back to my vision.  The photos below will give you an idea of what painting big looks like in my small 10x12 foot studio.  I am standing on a box in these photos.  The painting in progress is "Mystery" 60x40-inches.  Thinking BIG has made for, "A Painting Day".









Here is the finished painting-"Mystery" 60x40-inches, oil on canvas

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15 comments:

shirley fachilla said...

Love the peek into your process. The painting is beautiful and, I think, a bit mysterious.
Your resolution to paint big is one of mine as well... for I think size does matter. Some visions just can't be small!

Theresa Paden said...

So fun to see you painting in your studio! I love your painting of Mystery, it has such an interesting, graphic composition. I can't wait to see your new, large paintings!

Kathy Cousart said...

Ruth,
I have always been a fan but even more so now- amazing job on Mystery! Just beautiful with his shiny coat with all the gorgeous colors.
I have never painted that big but am eager to try also! What the new year brings, right? Best to you!

Gwen Bell said...

What a gorgeous painting! Would love to see it in person at this large size. Wow...just exquisite! Thanks for showing your process.

Have a Great New Year!

Virginia Floyd said...

Wow! This is fabulous, Ruth! Love the graphic quality of the shadows and the tail! Really beautiful!

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

That is beautiful!

hmuxo said...

So happy you showed us your WIP! I really love the process of it all and this painting is absolutely wonderful Ruth! You captured her beautiful sheen.

Kim Blair said...

Very inspiring to see you working 'large' Ruth. Love the shine on Mystery's hind quarters, at least I think that is what you are supposed to call this part of a horses anatomy...
:o)
Kim

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

What amazing inspiration you are!!
Thank You for sharing your beautiful paintings:)

Dana Cooper said...

Wow Ruth...big is great!

Jolly Princess said...

Beautiful painting! Great work of art! Happy New Year!

Shez said...

LOL had to laugh Ruth, our rooms are about the same size, and I've been working on large format too, and it doesn't leave you much elbow space. But wow, does it show of your paintings. I love this one you did. Great composition. Nice work!!!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Thanks for sharing Ruth. Just love this piece. Wonderful!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Ruth, this is so impressive, love the composition, everything about it. Cheers to you!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

What a big beautiful painting! Do you find it challenging to switch back and forth from little to large work? I find it is quite an adjustment and am usually taken by surprise at how long the big pieces take me to paint! They are certainly not something I can finish in a day.