Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Back Door - Ruth Andre

"The Back Door"
6"x10" Oil-Wax on Paper
by Ruth Andre

Every summer when my kids were growing up we would take a summer vacation to Falling Leaf Lake in Tahoe, California. The old summer cottages were quite rustic. The kitchen had an old vintage stove, a small refrigerator and a table covered with a plastic floral cloth. There was a patio and a back door with a screen that would slam shut with a bang when the kids went in and out of the cabin. The old door had seen many visitors and it had been painted several times. There were a few chipped areas to let  you know it was not always a green door or a yellow door but was also a red door at one time. These were happy and relaxed days away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The painting today, "The Back Door" is a strong and graphic painting with big areas of direct color. I like the strength of this piece very much. It has been, "A Painting Day".


Chris Lally said...

What wonderful memories for you and your family, Ruth!
Perfect story for this beautiful painting!

Sue Marrazzo said...

VERY Interesting and Inspiring work!!!!!