Friday, May 30, 2014

Encaustic Arts Magazine - Ruth Andre

The spring edition of the Encaustic Arts Magazine is  now available online. It is a wonderful 
magazine with news and informative articles on encaustic arts. Take a moment and step inside the world of encaustic & mixed media painting.
I hope you also enjoy seeing a painting of mine, "The Shallows",  shown on page #114.

Ruth Andre - Encaustic Arts Magazine Ad Spring 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Out of Range - Ruth Andre

"Out of Range"
6"x6" oil & mixed media on panel
by Ruth Andre

Studies are sometimes just fun to do. Playing with shape and color give way to experimentation and sometimes interesting outcomes. As I travel in and out of the valley I pass a shooting range. It is close to the road and when the road bends around the mountain it is sometimes shocking to see rifles pointing not so far from my direction. I am thinking, I hope I am out of range. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Complete With Camera - Ruth Andre

"Complete With Camera"
12"x18"x1.5" Oil & Mixed Media on Panel
by Ruth Andre

"Complete With Camera"
18"x18"x1.5" oil & mixed media on panel 3-panels 18"x6" each
By Ruth Andre

There are two images above of the painting, one with two panels horizontally and one with three panels vertically. I could not decide which grouping I liked the most. 
If you have LIKE please send a comment. Each configuration definitely changes 
the look of the painting. 

It is the summer season, the vacation outings have already begun. The vistas of the north and the doorways of the southwest will all be seen through a camera lens. Summer is here. It has been, 
"A Painting Day".

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Back On the Trail - Ruth Andre

"Back on the Trail"
4"x4" oil & mixed media on panel
by Ruth Andre

I am posting this small painting today to share a few long sighs that were issued as I tackled this 4x4 inch canvas panel. You would think working small would mean working quickly and the painting would be completed in no time at all. The truth is small is a no man's land at best if you are looking for speed. I lost count on how many times I photographed this painting then changed the painting. I am leaving it as is and moving on to get back on the trail to larger paintings. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Monday, May 19, 2014

Crosswinds - Ruth Andre

30"x24"x1.5" Oil &  Mixed Media on Panel
by RuthAndre

Cool winds filled the valley today. It was jacket weather most of the day. The windows in the studio were open and it felt good to feel the crosswinds. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Red Raven - Ruth Andre

"Red Raven"
7"x5" oil & mixed media on panel
by Ruth Andre

Today my painting is full of rich red color a major change from the quieter palette of many of my paintings. It felt good to push through that invisible color barrier and it has made for,
"A Painting Day".

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Fire Storm - Ruth Andre

"Fire Storm I & II"
10"x16" oil & mixed media on panel - each panel 10"x8"
by Ruth Andre

At the present time I live in Northern California but was born and raised in Southern California. The news has shown the fires in the south have burned many acres of land and many homes have been lost. I used to live in Carlsbad, California, an area most affected by the fires, so the fires seem close to home. I cannot imagine the terror of losing my home in this way. I have mentioned several times before how the landscape inspires my paintings but with this painting, "Fire Storm" I am thinking that life's happenings conjure up inspiration as well. The feelings are there and can find their way to the canvas. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Friday, May 16, 2014

Hillside - Ruth Andre

8"x8" oil & mixed media on panel
by Ruth Andre

The season has changed the landscape with the tops of the hillsides turning gold and the green grasses fade as they make their dissent down the hillside. The oak trees are dark, almost black in contrast. The season's change has made for, "A Painting Day".

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Morning Light - Ruth Andre

"Morning Light'
6"x12" oil & mixed media on panel
Diptych-each panel 6"x6"
by Ruth Andre

The morning light filters into the bedroom windows and it lets me know the day has begun. It is greyed light filtered by the transition from night letting the day begin. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sun Storm - Ruth Andre

"Sun Storm"
24"x24"x1.5" Oil & Mixed Media on Panel
by Ruth Andre

Summer is coming in like a summer storm. The change in temperature and landscape have all moved on from the cooler temperatures and greens of spring. It won't be long and we will need shelter from the sun storm. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Going Down Post Road - Ruth Andre

"Going Down Post Road"
6"x6" Oil & Mixed Media on Panel
by Ruth Andre

The back roads in Sutter Creek are still fenced with old handmade wooden posts. The old posts are a reminder of how things were done in the past when the settlers used what nature provided. The wood for these posts have a timeless patina that blends with the yellow grasses in summer. It has been,
A Painting Day.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Brush & Dust

"Brush & Dust"
6"x6" Oil & Mixed Media on Panel
by Ruth Andre

Living on a dirt road has its drawbacks. I love being somewhat isolated from the outside world but the dirt road is the one thing I would like to change. There is dust and with the days warming up the ground is dry and the dust has already started to fly. So with today's painting I am working on making dust my friend. Wishing for a super summer and many, "A Painting Day".

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Botanica-Study - Ruth Andre

7"x5" Oil on Canvas Panel
by Ruth Andre

As the creek waters move through the valley the spring fauna reaches out making shadows on the water as it passes. The palette is changing from bright and deep greens to rusts and pinks and greyed golds. I love the changing seasons and seeing the continual ebb and flow of nature. It has been, 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Morning Clouds-Study - Ruth Andre

"Morning Clouds-Study"
6"x6" Oil on Canvas Panel
by Ruth Andre

Spring has brought warmer weather and recently a passing storm. It is lovely to look out and see the clouds floating down to the valley floor whispering, rain is on the way. It has been, 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Spring Grasses - Ruth Andre

"Spring Grasses"
36"x36"x2" Oil & Mixed Media on Cradled Panel
by Ruth Andre

The painting, "Spring Grasses", is the essence of the landscape that surrounds my home and studio. I really like this painting. It is calm with soothing colors and textures that seem to fill the air with gentleness. Spring has brought with it, "A Painting Day".