Thursday, April 25, 2013

Passing Rain - Ruth Andre

"Passing Rain"
12"x12" mixed media on panel
by Ruth Andre

Spring and summer bring back childhood memories. This painting in particular reminds me of a time I was visiting family that lived in the hills of Kentucky when a sudden storm came through the holler.  Pots were set out to catch the rain and we all settled in under the porch to enjoy the cool breezes. When the rain had past the pots of water were gathered and we all washed our hair with the rain water. I thought it was a bit crazy at the time but came to understand that rain water is like a spa treatment for the hair. Memories of the old ways have made for, "A Painting Day".



Catherine Jeffrey said...

This painting certainly has that feel of a soft spring rain. The blue suggests puddles to me. I'm really enjoying your abstracts and sometimes think I would like to give it a try.

Manisha Vedpathak said...

Nice as usual! Good old days!

Ruth Andre said...

Catherine, Your work is always so lovely and if you do try working in the abstract I would love to see the paintings.

Ruth Andre said...

Manisha, Thank-you for your comment and the nod to the good old days. It is so funny to look back to see what we remember from being a kid.

Theresa Paden said...

Beautiful painting Ruth. It makes me wish it would rain here in SoCal.