Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Dry Creek-Study - Ruth Andre

"Dry Creek-Study"
6"x6" Oil on Canvas Panel
by Ruth Andre

This painting is a prelude to our creek in summer. The creek is slowly flowing through the valley but the water will soon pool and then disappear into the sands of the creek bed. The lush greens of spring will fade to the subtle colors of sand and rock. The colors are quiet and restful and have made for, 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bits of Gold - Ruth Andre

"Bits of Gold" 
6"x6" oil & mixed media on archival canvas panel
by Ruth Andre

I have been invited to show my work at the local Sutter Creek Art Council in June. The council wants to exhibit my animal portraits and landscapes. I need to get painting some new work and headed off to the studio with good intentions to start painting a sorrel colt. Then I got side tracked and painted another little abstract with bits of gold peaking through the layered paint. Sometimes it is difficult to get the mind in motion at the task at hand. The show will be fun and the first local show I have done. It will be good to meet up with good friends and meet new people in the community of Sutter Creek. I hope you enjoy this blog, "A Painting Day" as much as I enjoy sharing it with you.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Racing for Gold I - Ruth Andre

"Racing for Gold"
6"x8" oil & mixed media on canvas panel
by Ruth Andre

When you live in the Gold Rush country in Northern California the remnants of the past are in view daily . Old gold mines still stand and panhandlers settle in at the creek banks as they pan for gold. The Gold Rush changed the west and maybe the world as people came from many countries with the wish to find gold. Thinking about the Sutter Street gold strike has made for, "A Painting Day".

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Cattlemen's Western Art Show & Sale - Ruth Andre

The Cattlemen's Western Art Show is coming up this week-end in Paso Robles, California. This is the 9th year I have been invited to exhibit my western paintings. There will be 50 artists from across the country showing April 4th - 6th. The reception is Friday night and it is always a lively event.

"Red Roan"
36"x36"x3" Framed
by Ruth Andre
The painting above, "Red Roan" will be the centerpiece of my booth at the Cattlemen's Western Art Show with horses, cows and a couple of landscape paintings hanging by her side. Come and enjoy the show as I have enjoyed 
"A Painting Day".