Friday, August 23, 2013

Wish You Were Here - Kick The Can - Ruth Andre

"Wish You Were Here - Kick The Can"
6.5"x4.25" oil & mixed media on archival paper
by Ruth Andre

My last post was "Wish You Were Here - Red Light - Green Light". I wrote about summer fun playing games while visiting family on summer holidays. An artist friend, Bruce Hancock, left a comment on the blog post stating that when he was young they all played, "Kick the Can" and challenged me to paint his summer memory. I took the challenge with today's painting, "Kick the Can". The can still has its silver glow and the paper label is hanging on for dear life. We all have memories of times gone by that can make for, "A Painting Day".

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wish You Were Here - Red Light - Green Light - Ruth Andre

"Wish You Were Here - Red Light - Green Light"
6.25"x4.50" oil & mixed media on paper
by Ruth Andre

For the first time in several years I have had to step away from the studio to get some business attended to and it hard going I must say. I miss going to the studio and I miss painting. Today I ducked out and took the afternoon to paint this little Post Card painting on paper. Summer brings many memories and sending post cards while vacationing is one of them. Playing Red Light - Green Light with my cousins as a kid is another. I hope you are having a fabulous summer. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Prairie Grass - Ruth Andre

"Prairie Grass"
11"x14"x2" oil & mixed media on panel
by Ruth Andre

As I look out my studio window I can see the neighbor's cows grazing in the pasture. The grass is golden with tuffs of dried weeds that are pale and dry. The ground is hard with a layer of dust that moves through the air as an errant breeze finds its way through the valley. Summer is here. Feeling the heat of the day has made for, "A Painting Day".

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Morning On The Mesa - Ruth Andre

"Morning On The Mesa"
16"x16"x2" oil & mixed media on panel
by Ruth Andre

There is a cross country trip being planned and my mind is buzzing with images of the landscape in the southwest and the plains. Today's painting, "Morning On The Mesa" must be these thoughts coming to life. I plan to take my paints but am not sure how productive I will be? Just getting away will be refreshing and I am sure  new ideas will spawn. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Friday, August 2, 2013

Moonlight - Ruth Andre

"Moonlight I"
10"x10"x1.5" oil & mixed media on panel
by Ruth Andre

"Moonlight II"
10"x10"x1.5" oil & mixed media on panel
by Ruth Andre

"Moonlight I & II"
10"x20"x1.5" oil & mixed media on panel
by Ruth Andre

These two paintings remind me of seeing the valley landscape at night in the light of the moon. and when all the house lights are turned out I can look out and see shadows of the trees and sometimes a passing deer in the garden. I tell myself the deer were here first. They continue to cross the same paths as they did before we arrived and seem to enjoy bedding down with our horses. It has been, 
"A Painting Day".

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cresting Moon - Ruth Andre

"Cresting Moon"
10"x10"x1.5" Oil & Mixed Media on Panel
by Ruth Andre

Have you become addicted to Pinterest? I reluctantly headed over to Pinterest and now it is a daily venture. There are so many photos to see and enjoy. I love the interiors and the lovely colors and have found myself falling in love with the color grey mixed with dark brown and cream. I guess you can see the influence in today's painting, "Cresting Moon". The colors seeped through and found their way to the canvas. My inspiration photo below. You can also follow the LINK to see my inspiration for this painting at this site House & Home .

Pinterest Photo - House & Home

It has been, "A Painting Day".