Monday, June 29, 2015

A Painting Day - Fence Rails - Ruth Andre

"Fence Rails"
4.5"x4.5" Oil and Cold Wax on Paper
Challenge Painting Thirty-Two
by Ruth Andre

This painting, "Fence Rails", is a painting that seems to be a step forward. The feeling of place is there along with a vibrant buzz of color. It is a favorite painting for me in the Challenge 100 Series. It also has meaning since the valley is lined with fences to either keep livestock enclosed or to keep wildlife at bay with gardens protected. My neighbor, Peggy, is an amazing woman and takes pride caring for her ranch. She has cattle and with cattle  she has fences that are constantly being watched and repaired. During my daily walk I passed Peggy digging postholes and stretching fencing. The dry grasses were spitting out here and there between the fence rails. The job took several days but it had to be very satisfying for her to see the fencing completed standing straight and strong. Peggy is a good neighbor and a woman to admire.



Sue Marrazzo said...

This is a STUNNER!!!

Ruth Andre said...

Sue, I think your comment came in about one minute after my post. Thank-you so much for the Thumbs-UP comment. I so appreciate your good words.

Chris Lally said...

Love the story - love the painting!!

Ruth Andre said...

Chris, Thank-you for following my blog and leaving a comment for the "Fence Rail" post. Good to hear you like both the painting and the story.