Monday, November 12, 2012

Agua Azul - Ruth Andre


I must confess that deep water puts terror into my heart. With that said do not even ask me how I ended up on a fishing boat in Baja California, Mexico with no life jacket in sight. There I was with a bunch of fishermen trying my best to enjoy the sun and blue waters of Cabo San Lucas on a boat that seemed to get smaller with each rolling wave. THEN sharks were spotted and when they started circling the boat was when my day ended being fun. Saying I was sick for the next four hours does not quite cover how badly I felt. There was no mercy, only fishing lines being sent out to sea to catch a prize fish. No prizes were won that day and once on land heading for my hotel was one of the best times of my life. I vowed to never venture out to sea again. I decided the water looked just great from shore. Memories of Baja California made for, "A Painting Day".

"Aqua Azul" - Blue Water - 8x8 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre

3 comments:

Shirley Peters said...

This is beautiful, Ruth. If we only had to live with two colours, my choice would be blue and gold.

Ruth Andre said...

Shirley, Thank-you for the comment. I love the blue especially and I find orange entering my palette.

Mayra Mancebo said...


I read your story of the fishing day, and I remind myself.
Part of my life I lived near the sea, the beach was in my backyard, but still I've always been afraid of deep water just like you. So, I can imagine you felt.
But the beauty was the inspiration that brought you the day fishing.
It is a beautiful piece of art.