Friday, September 4, 2015

A Painting Day - Off the Reservation - Ruth Andre

"Off the Reservation"
8"x12" Oil on Paper
Available with 14"x18" Mat
by Ruth Andre

Second View
"12"x8" Oil on Paper
Available with Mat 18"x14"
by Ruth Andre

This is another painting on Arches Oil Paper. The paper is made especially for oil paints so there is no preparing the paper with sealers. The name for this painting came from the many visits I have made to the southwest but also from my own way of working. I was talking about this painting with my son and mentioned,  I went way off the reservation. I was actually saying my intent for this painting was so very different than the finished piece. I have said this before but it is so true how the intuitive process for painting takes over and the artist hangs on for the finish. I am showing the painting with two views. I like both the horizontal and the vertical view so I leave it up to you to decide the way you like it best. 
It has been, "A Painting Day".


Theresa Paden said...

The Southwest colors are wonderful and it looks good displayed both ways!

Ruth Andre said...

Theresa, Thank-you for leaving a comment and thank-you for the saying you like the painting both ways. The southwest seems to find its way to my paintings. Take care, Ruth