Sunday, July 19, 2015

A Painting Day - Far and Away - Ruth Andre

"Far and Away"
6"x12" Oil and Cold Wax on Paper
Paper 12"x16"
by Ruth Andre
$175 sold

Today I gave a talk and demonstrated the oil and cold wax process for the Sierra Wax Artists group at the downtown Sacramento University Art Store. There was a good group of artists wanting to know more about painting with Oil and Cold Wax medium. In a future post I will show a few photos and the painting I made today. Last week while getting things set up for my talk I decided to treat myself and took a few days away from the Challenge 100 paintings to paint the painting above, "Far and Away". The red splash of color is quite bold. A collector in Arizona saw the painting and decided to add it to her art collection.  I truly loved painting this painting. It has been a busy few weeks  and I will be happy to settle back into my regular daily schedule. 


Sue Marrazzo said...


Ruth Andre said...

Sue, Thanks for the nice comment. I hope all is going well for you and your art.

Dawn B said...

Hi Ruth. I was at the Sierra Wax demo (and Thai Basil afterwards) and really enjoyed myself. I am also inspired to give Oil and Cold Wax another try. I love the idea of working small on paper. I picked up some Arches Oil Paper and am going to mask off 5 pieces and try working in a small series. My question is: can you save the mixed wax and oil in a jar if you don't use it all in one session? And if so, how long do you think it would last?

And I love the red in the painting above. :)


Ruth Andre said...

Dawn, What good news to receive your comment. I love hearing you are going to give Oil and Wax Medium another try. I am sure working with 5 pieces at one time will give you the needed drying time between each layer application. Use a light hand and see how it goes. If you think the painting needs a little more time to dry let it sit for a few hours before adding another layer of paint. The first two paint applications should go on quickly.
I cover and save my paints with , a plastic wrap that is so easy to use with the sliding blade. You can also save paint in small plastic containers with lids. I would love to see photos of your new works. Thanks too for the comment on my latest painting, "Far and Away".