Friday, September 30, 2011

End of the Line

I know this is far from what you were expecting to see on today's post but "End of the Line" is a memory painting for more than one reason.  The cow skull reminds me of a time I was with my sister, Karen, riding in Nevada from a ranch we were visiting to the closest neighbor's ranch five miles away.  Instead of following the road we headed out through the mesquite.  We were on good working Quarter horses and they were feeling frisky and eager to go.  On the way we found a cow skull and I got down out of the saddle and scooped it up to take home in my suitcase.  Can you imagine what the TSA would think of that today?  My sister and I were both in horse heaven that day and painting this old cow skull has brought back memories and made for "A Painting Day".

"End of the LIne" 9x12 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Good Art Company Gallery

Today I am packing paintings and will ship them off to The Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas.  The gallery is located in the hill country of Fredericksburg, Texas.  Fredericksburg is a must visit location, just an hour from Austin. It is filled with great galleries, shops and wonderful restaurants.  I am very proud to have my work represented in this lovely gallery.  If you are traveling to or through Texas make  Fredericksburg a must see destination.  You will have fun.  Getting paintings ready to ship made for, "A Painting Day".

The Good Art Company
218 West Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wild No More

Do you follow what is going on with the Wild Horses in America?  I know there are very strong views on both sides and I am sure there is some good for what is being said on both sides.  My heart aches when I see the round up photos and see mares stressed and foals lost and killed.  Stallions removed from being leaders of their herds and brought into holding areas for future auctions.  The wild horse, the Mustang, is a symbol of the American west and has run free for centuries.  When I saw this mare I felt I needed to paint her for she and what she represents is very dear to my heart.  Following the wild Mustangs has made for, "A Painting Day",

"Free No More" 6x6 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Texas Small Works Show

I look a little wild and wooly in this photo but I thought it might be one to share.  The photo was taken at Texana in Goliad, Texas for the "Cow Paintings by Ruth Andre" exhibit a few years ago.  I was lucky enough to visit historic Goliad and meet some wonderful collectors at the reception.  Photos were forgotten until near the end of the evening and I had been busy talking for a few hours.  I mention the show because I just shipped 32 paintings off to Texana for an upcoming Small Works show and the reception will be Saturday, October 8, 2011.  The paintings are 4x4 up to 10x10 inches, framed and ready for that special collector. Texana is located in the town square and if you are in the area come and enjoy the great offering of paintings and art items as well as a very fun evening.

102 North Courthouse Square
Goliad, Texas

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Stephanie & The September Moses Botkin Challenge

The post today is for the September Moses Botkin Challenge.  This month it was my turn to choose the challenge so I decided to choose a subject with a bit of fun in mind.  The Challenge is, Party Dress.  What fun it has been to paint this colorful prom dress from the 60's.  Girls dressed like girls back then and our wardrobes were full of dresses for all occasions.  This little dress, "Stephanie" is named after a friend of mine that is a lover of clothes and good times. I feel as if I have been ushered around the dance floor that made for, "A Painting Day".  The paintings for the September Challenge are each keepsakes in their on right.  Scroll down and enjoy the Party!

"Stephanie" 12x6 inches, oil on canvas 2011 © by Ruth Andre

"That Party Dress" 18x24 - oil on canvas 2011 ©

"Party Dress" 9x12 pastel on paper 2011 ©

Faire Dress
16x12 oil on panel
©2011 Robin Cheers

"New Dress" Oil on hardboard 10"x12"
©2011 Diana Moses Botkin

Saturday, September 3, 2011

New Moon

After my last post I headed back to the studio and made a grand dash to the finish for "New Moon".  Sometimes painting is not thoughtful and slow but just letting the paint and brush move across the canvas.  I decided to let go and let it be.  I am truly enjoying this new series of Moon Titled paintings.  This may sound strange but I am a great fan of austerity where my subject is painted with no distractions from backgrounds.  The "Being There as One" makes it interesting for me.  Now that you know I have a weird streak please enjoy the new "Moon" series as they come off the canvas.  Painting this little Paint filly made for, A Painting Day".

"New Moon" 30x30 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre 2011 ©

Friday, September 2, 2011

Work In Progress - New Moon

I thought I had better check in today ready or not.  I was hoping to finish this painting but that is to be seen?  The Titanium White paint is setting up on this very warm summer day and I may have to settle on finishing this little filly painting in a couple of days.  The background just has the first paint wash and needs work too so this is just a peek at what is on the easel, working its way to being ready for the finish.  This is also a larger canvas, 30x30 inches so I am having fun with the big brushes and gobs of paint.  Painting this little filly has made for, "A Painting Day".

Work In Progress - "New Moon" 30x30 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre 2011 ©