Tuesday, March 27, 2012

ChicWrap - Ruth Andre

This is a little off topic from my usual art ramblings but it is about a great designed product called ChicWrap, The World's Best Plastic Wrap Box! This is a very special product that is not only beautiful with its six gorgeous designs but it is also safe and easy to use. The box is sustainable allowing for the use of refill rolls. ChicWrap is also special to me because my son, Ian Kaiser. and his business partner, Sean Neiberger, designed ChicWrap for the home kitchen. Take a look at the video and see for yourself.

I love art and design and it makes me very proud to see my son has followed his own path
 joining design and functionality with ChicWrap

Monday, March 26, 2012


I decided to explore a little with this wild raven painting, I used a palette knife and oils to express a likeness of this feathered creature. From what I have read the black feathers of a raven shine with a blue cast when caught by the sun's rays. They can also grow to be 24 inches tall. Ravens are proud intelligent birds that like to forage in quiet areas. Thinking about these beautiful wild ravens made for, "A Painting Day".

Solitude - Ruth Andre

I am a fan of quiet and solitude. I love people and love being chatty as anyone that knows me knows first hand.  I also love to find a quiet place and solitude. I guess the quiet time is a privilege of sorts,  an added bonus to having good friends and a loving family. The painting today was painted
 on and outing with my friend, Julie Trail, at a local winery in the Shenandoah Valley. 
We hiked along a vineyard trail to find this quite little pond. 
Painting along the pond shore made for, "A Painting Day".

"Solitude" 6x8 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Prairie Wild - Ruth Andre

I am dusting off my cowboy boots and packing my fancy skirts to head down to Paso Robles for the 
Cattlemen's Western Art Show & Sale. The show starts off with a reception Friday night 5:00-9:00 PM and  continues on Saturday 10:00-5:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 to 3:30 PM. It is always a fun show.  This will be my fifth visit to the Cattlemen's gala event.  If you are a local to Paso Robles or just visiting please stop by the show and say, hello. There will be 60 artists represented. You will see what it takes to make, 
"A Painting Day".

"Prairie Wild" 5x5 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre SOLD

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Is In the Air

We have had a mild winter here in the foothills of Sutter Creek. We are thankful for the rain received the last few weeks with more on the way. In between storms the sun shines and the grass grows turning the hills into spectacular beauty. I enjoy seeing the hills green as can be in winter and spring but there is also something special about the  dark green oaks silhouetted against the golden grasses of summer. With spring fast approaching the weather will be perfect and make for "A Painting Day".

Photos talem on New Chicago Raod in Sutter Creek
by Ruth Andre.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Painting the Landscape - Ruth Andre

It is raining here at home. The creek is high but passable and the pasture is still a pasture and not a lake so far. I took some time today to work on a small book called, Painting the Landscape. It is a collection of my palette knife landscape paintings. Each painting has a story with wonderful memories that made for
 "A Painting Day".
 Please click this LINK for a look see.