Monday, June 8, 2015

A Painting Day - The Red Barn - Ruth Andre

"The Red Barn"
4.5"x4.5" oil & cold wax on paper
Hand Cut Mat 12"x12"
Challenge Painting Thirteen
by Ruth Andre

The red metal barn on our property is a guide post for travelers that come out our way. I hear people say it is just a mile after the red barn or turn left after passing the red barn. While we were in Missouri we would tell people how to get to town and one directive was to turn left when you see the 5 horses. Road marks change over the years and it is like a new land is created. I am enjoying painting this Challenge 100 Series of paintings. For some reason this painting really caught my eye. There were several changes and an almost will to stop painting but in the end I continued. The painting feels quiet and lively, a nice combination. Challenge Painting Thirteen. 

4.5"x4.5" oil & cold wax Painting & 12"x12" hand cut mat $95
4.5"x4.5" oil & cold wax Painting & 16"x16" hand cut mat $100



Theresa Paden said...

Barns are wonderful, especially red ones. The composition on this painting is really nice. I like the way the viewer's eye goes back and forth from the large red area on the right to the small speck of red on the left. It creates great movement.

Ruth Andre said...

Hi Theresa, That little red spot made for a lot of fun in the painting. Thank-you so much for your comment.