Saturday, February 16, 2013

Under the Willows - Ruth Andre


"Under the Willows"
8x8x1.5 inches, oil-wax on panel
by Ruth Andre

Today was so beautiful that it made me think spring is really going to show up in a few weeks. I could hear the neighbors up on the hill puttering around and could see the neighbor to the east driving  her tractor in the cow pasture. Life just felt good today. The day also reminded me of the willowy tree branches hanging down making shady reflections on the creek.  It has been, 

13 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

This LOOKS good, too!
Do you use cold wax?

Debora L. Stewart said...

I really love these dark paintings. Love the touch of pink.

Ruth Andre said...

Hi Sue, I just recently started using cold wax with my oil paints. It is a most interesting medium. I am learning and liking the cold wax very much.

Ruth Andre said...

Thanks Deb. So happy you noticed the touch of pink

mary maxam said...

really lovely Ruth. reminds me of reflected willow branches. I've always thought using cold wax looked interesting and you've got great depth with it.

Ruth Andre said...

Thank-you, Mary. I too thought it looked like willow branches down at the creek. Take care.

martinealison said...

Comme il est bon de sentir que le printemps arrive... La vie nouvelle recommence pour le plus grand plaisir de tous.
une belle oeuvre.
Gros bisous

shirley fachilla said...

Such a wonderfully evocative painting.
Perhaps you might tell a bit more about the cold wax medium in your blog?

Sea Dean said...

Well Ruth, you've done it again. I'm awestruck and that doesn't happen often. Love all the subtle colour nuances. I wonder if you can use cold wax with Acrylic. I also wonder if you have to keep the finished paintings out of the heat because I've stayed away from if being worried about permanence.

Ruth Andre said...

Shirley, I will gather my links together for cold wax and post them in my next blog. Thank-you for your comment.

Ruth Andre said...

Sea, Cold-Wax is a new medium for me but from what I understand it is pretty sturdy and will hold up well but it is not recommended to hang works in a direct sun area. I also believe the cold wax medium is to be used with oils. Let me get some links together to share. Thank-you for your comment.

Theresa Paden said...

Wonderful movement and so luminous.

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