Sunday, June 30, 2013

Into The Night - Campsite - Ruth Andre

"Into the Night - Campsite"
12"x12"x1.5" oil on canvas 
by Ruth Andre

Today's painting is quite minimal and graphic using a subbed palette. I remember my first design class in graphic design and the project was to paint with just black on white. This painting has added color but the minimal design is strong. This may also be the beginning of a new series called, "Into the Night". The name has been percolating on the back burner and when I went to the studio today the painting presented itself. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Follow The Sound Of The Drums - War Bonnet Paintings - Ruth Andre

This past week my new book, "Follow the Sound of the Drums" arrived. I have to say I am very pleased with the book and the printing. The Youtube link is HERE if you would like to preview the book for yourself. There is also a link below for purchasing, "Follow the Sound of the Drums". Enjoy! I am off to have, "A Painting Day".

Friday, June 28, 2013

Wish You Were Here - The Cabin - Postcard - Ruth Andre

"Wish You Were Here - The Cabin - Postcard"
4.5"x6.25" oil & mixed media on paper
by Ruth Andre

A few months ago I moved everything out of my studio and now the search is on to find a few misplaced items. Yesterday as I was plundering a storage area I found these archival handmade postcards that had been purchased over 20 years ago. I felt as if I had found gold. Like a kid I ran to the studio and started painting. This is the first postcard for the series. The title came from years past vacationing at Fallen Leaf Lake near Tahoe, California. Lets say the resort was very rustic and the cabins had an age old patina. I loved the days spent on the lake and remember sending postcards saying, Wish you were here... It has been a day full of memories and, A Painting Day".

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Story - Ruth Andre

"The Story"
6"x4" oil & mixed media on paper
by Ruth Andre

I changed this piece and am reposting the new cropped painting. Working with shapes interests me so I may experiment a little and see what comes around. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Crestfallen - Ruth Andre

8"x7" oil & mixed media on paper
by Ruth Andre

I had painted a larger painting, "Rock Slide" and had some paint left on my palette. I thought it might be interesting to use those same colors, only changing the layers of application. This painting, "Crestfallen" seemed to use the palette to show strength and mystery. Those attributes may have been what I needed that day and it made its way to the painting. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Old Adobe - Ruth Andre

"The Old Adobe"
8"x7" oil & mixed media on paper
by Ruth Andre

The Southwest is near and dear to my heart. I loved traveling as a kid across country and I love it today. There is so much to see. I especially enjoy the roads through Arizona and New Mexico. The remnants of old and new adobe structures with pickup trucks parked just outside their doors. This painting, "The Old Adobe" reminds me of my travels and has made for, "A Painting Day".

Monday, June 24, 2013

Golden Light - Ruth Andre

"Golden Light"
8"x7" oil & mixed media on paper
by Ruth Andre

Today the sky was grey as the drizzle of rain fell in the valley. The light was golden and the dried grasses seemed to be almost brilliant. I ordered mats for these small paper paintings but have decided to have custom mats made. The extra touch will give each painting its own special space. Setting back and enjoying the rain has made for, "A Painting Day".

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Rockslide - Ruth Andre

"Rockslide I & II"
18"x12"x2" Oil & Mixed Media on Panel
by Ruth Andre

"Rockslide I"

"Rockslide II"

It is Sunday afternoon and the sky is filling with rain clouds making the day seem sleepy. The painting, "Rockslide" gives the same feeling as the day I see outside my studio window. Everything is held in quiet just waiting for what is coming next. I do enjoy the palette in this painting. The colors resonate softness and strength making for, "A Painting Day".

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Summer Breeze - Ruth Andre

"Summer Breeze"
7"x7" oil & mixed media on paper
by Ruth Andre

The mountain grasses that surround the valley have turned a lovely color of gold. The hills are quite a contrast to the dark green of the old oaks and make me happy just to take it all into view. These small works on paper are quite nice to paint. They set me in place before working on a larger painting. Watching grasses bending in the wind have made for, "A Painting Day".

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cloud Cover - Ruth Andre

"Cloud Cover"
36"x36"x2" oil & mixed media on panel
by Ruth Andre

 I am having a lovely time in the studio. The windows are wide open letting the fresh air move around me as I paint.  It has been, "A Painting Day".

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lost In Thought - Ruth Andre

"Lost In Thought"
7"x7" oil & mixed media on paper mat 11"x14"
by Ruth Andre

I have been accused of being 'lost in thought' on many an occasions. I love those times when the ideas are flowing and I can just take notes as the images move through my mind. The painting today is another small work painted on paper and matted 11"x14".
It has been, "A Painting Day".

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer Cottage - Ruth Andre

"Summer Cottage"
7"x7" oil & mixed media on paper - mat 11"x14"
by Ruth Andre

Taking refuge from the sun under a slatted porch sounds just dreamy right now. I love those sleepy summer afternoons just letting the day sail by with a good book and a wee nap. This painting, "Summer Cottage" reminded me of one of those peaceful days. It has been a day in the studio and, 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Lost In the Shadows - Ruth Andre

"Lost In the Shadows"
36"x36"x2" oil & mixed media on panel
by Ruth Andre

Last week I had time in the studio to work on some new paintings on paper and I also took on a larger panel and painted away. What fun it is to use my whole body to create a sweeping stroke with paint. There is a lot of stepping back to see what has been done and in my case that means stepping over my good dog-friend, Sadie. She likes hanging out in the studio with me and does not seem to mind my constant dance back and forth. She sleeps contently until she hears cleaning-up sounds and then she bounds for the door not wanting to be left behind. It was a great week and made for many, 
"A Painting Day".

Sadie's Studio Watch

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Frozen In Time - Ruth Andre

"Frozen In Time"
7"x7" oil & mixed media on paper - mat 11"x14"
by Ruth Andre

This mixed media paintings is the beginning of a new collection on paper. I have wanted to paint on paper for some time and when I found an archival paper primed for oil paints,  I thought it would be a perfect surface. Each painting is matted with a cellophane sleeve that can easily be slipped into a standard size frame. Loving the textured paper edges has made for, "A Painting Day".

Friday, June 14, 2013

Segil Fine Art - Summer Show Invitation - Ruth Andre

The Segil Fine Art Summer Show, "H20 Ebb & Flow" reception is Saturday June 15th, 2023 5-7pm. The show will run until August 31, 2013. If you are unable to attend in person you may enjoy seeing the show online HERE My two accepted paintings are on PAGE TWO. Enjoy the show!
Tomorrow is, "A Painting Day". Yeah!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Follow the Sound of the Drums - Ruth Andre

"Follow the Sound of the Drums"
30 Pages - Softcover - 6"x8"
by Ruth Andre

Now that the "War Bonnet" paintings are completed I thought the series needed a special place. I am having a book printed highlighting the paintings in the collection. The cover and the forward are shown above. The book is 30 pages and will be full of memories for, "A Painting Day".

Monday, June 10, 2013

Segil Fine Art Summer Show 2013 - Ruth Andre

"Passing Rain"
12"x12" oil & mixed media on panel
by Ruth Andre

"Grass Creek"
12"x12" oil & mixed media on panel

Segil Fine Art is a lovely gallery in Old Town Monrovia in Southern California. Each year they have a summer show and two of my paintings, "Passing Rain" and "Grass Creek" have been accepted for this year's, H20 - Ebb & Flo exhibit. I am very pleased to be an exhibiting artist again this year. The reception is this Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 5-7 pm and the show will run all summer ending August 31, 2013. 
So happy to have had, "A Painting Day".