Sunday, January 31, 2016

Challenge Painting One Hundred - Ruth Andre

"Afternoon Glow"
4.5"x4.5" Mixed Media on Paper
12"x12" Mat Available
Challenge Painting One-Hundred
by Ruth Andre

This is the One Hundredth painting in the Challenge 100 Paintings. I can say it has been a fun journey taking on the Challenge. I decided not to put a time limit for its completion because I wanted the Challenge to be something that I could enjoy without any anxiety. Moving at my own pace to make small paintings was my goal and to make 100 for the final collection. A friend asked me what I learned from the Challenge. I learned several things and I have listed a few of them below:

Take chances.
Be bold.
Remember to bring to the canvas what you see and feel daily.
Use nature's palette as a guide.
Have confidence.
Push for a little more.
Enjoy new ideas.

The list could go on and on but the one thing that I let happen and that was 
to let myself enjoy painting and to enjoy the moment.
I may continue painting small paintings for the mere reason they let me begin and with the beginning there is room to continue. I hope those that have followed along have enjoyed the Challenge as well. 
I also want to mention that the afternoon light in the valley brings an unbelievable glow of light that makes me stop and look around. The light is fleeting and it is there for only a few minutes and then it is gone and the day has moved on getting ready for night. The last glow of the day brings a special beauty to the valley.
It has been, "A Painting Day".


Sue Marrazzo said...

This caught my eye! LOVE!

Ruth Andre said...

Sue, Thanks for following along and your wonderful comments. Ruth

Theresa Paden said...

This painting really does evoke the feeling of afternoon glow. The colors are wonderful!