Monday, November 12, 2012

Agua Azul - Ruth Andre

I must confess that deep water puts terror into my heart. With that said do not even ask me how I ended up on a fishing boat in Baja California, Mexico with no life jacket in sight. There I was with a bunch of fishermen trying my best to enjoy the sun and blue waters of Cabo San Lucas on a boat that seemed to get smaller with each rolling wave. THEN sharks were spotted and when they started circling the boat was when my day ended being fun. Saying I was sick for the next four hours does not quite cover how badly I felt. There was no mercy, only fishing lines being sent out to sea to catch a prize fish. No prizes were won that day and once on land heading for my hotel was one of the best times of my life. I vowed to never venture out to sea again. I decided the water looked just great from shore. Memories of Baja California made for, "A Painting Day".

"Aqua Azul" - Blue Water - 8x8 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre


Shirley Peters said...

This is beautiful, Ruth. If we only had to live with two colours, my choice would be blue and gold.

Ruth Andre said...

Shirley, Thank-you for the comment. I love the blue especially and I find orange entering my palette.

Unknown said...

I read your story of the fishing day, and I remind myself.
Part of my life I lived near the sea, the beach was in my backyard, but still I've always been afraid of deep water just like you. So, I can imagine you felt.
But the beauty was the inspiration that brought you the day fishing.
It is a beautiful piece of art.