Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Painting Day - Red II - Ruth Andre

"Red II"
4.5"x4.5" Oil and Cod Wax on Paper
12"x12" Mat
Challenge Painting Sixty-Six
by Ruth Andre
The "Red I, II and III" series was so much fun to paint. I had started the small series to be quiet and serene paintings by starting with black and then a green-grey. After the first few layers of paint I stopped for the day and when I went back to the studio I could think of nothing but red. I mixed my red paints and let the paint move across the paper. The color is alive with emotion and movement. I will post the number three RED painting tomorrow. For a small preview I have posted all three of the Red paintings below. It has been, "A Painting Day".


Theresa Paden said...

It's so fun to hear about how your paintings change from what you had originally started out to do, like they have a life of their own! The red is really wonderful, made even more intense by the small bits of green and black.

Ruth Andre said...

Theresa, I don't make these things up and it is so true that I have an idea for what I want to paint and it is just shoved to the side and the paint makes a statement. Sometimes it is frustrating as you can imagine. Love your work. Everyone should check Theresa's blog.