4.5"x4.5" Oil and Cold Wax on Paper
12"x12" Hand Cut Mat
SWA Demonstration Painting
Challenge Painting Forty-Five
by Ruth Andre
Yesterday I was the speaker for the Sierra Wax Artists group. The headline for my talk was, "Where the Ideas Come From". I was able to talk about how to find ideas and how important it is to find ideas for painting that are meaningful to you. If you have passion for what you are painting it will comes through to the finished work. I also talked a little about my background working as an artist representative in Los Angeles and then working for a New York textile company with a showroom in Los Angeles as an outside sales rep. I got to see how artists worked their creative genius and how the art directors took those idea to make ad campaigns. Being surrounded by the products of designers from around the world at the design center let me see the very best designed home and office furnishings. It was a busy time and I loved the energy of both industries. There is more to the story but for today I will just say design has been a big part of my life.
Here is a photo of Kae Sable running through the SWA coming events. She also set the stage for my program and introduced me to the group. Kae is a SWA volunteer and does a fabulous job making sure the website and events are set to go. I also want to mention Charlotte Cooper, an encaustic artist and one of the SWA board members. Charlotte was the go to person for any and all questions that I had and made sure all went smoothly for the meeting.
My artist friend Bruce Hancock took a few photos of me getting ready to for the demo. The whole event went smoothly and the audience was enthusiastic. It was a good day and, "A Painting Day".