Monday, February 29, 2016

Milk Run - Ruth Andre

"Milk Run"
8"x8" Mixed Media on Handmade Paper
by Ruth Andre

I am not a pilot but think about how it must be to fly the same route daily or even two or three times a day. The pilots must be dedicated to their task and know what to look out for during the flight. Living here in the valley we make the weekly milk run with a list of errands that need to be accomplished before returning home. It sometimes feels like a continuous loop but the trips is always different in some way. My neighbor and I were setting up a time to get together for dinner and when I said why don't you just come to my house she jumped at the chance. She nor I wanted to venture out of the valley if we could stay at home. I am starting to feel like a recluse and maybe I am one already. 

I used a textured handmade paper for this painting and it is exciting to paint. The organic edges give new depth and life to the painting. This piece is small, only 8"x8" but with a mat and frame it will hold its own and make a great accent in that special place. I love quiet corners and have set up a little reading nook in my bedroom. The art next to my overstuffed chair is serene and gives me a peaceful feeling. I like art that is there just for me and I like big art that can be shared. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Landing Gear - Ruth Andre

"Landing Gear"
8"x8" Mixed Media on Handmade Paper
Mat Available
by Ruth Andre

The act of flying and enjoying the freedom of flight is a passion, a choice, a love. I can only relate with my own passion and that is the act of painting. There is something within us that can be nurtured and brought to life to bring a sense of weightlessness and freedom. Coming down from a soaring happy time of discovery is allowing the landing gear to slow us down and enjoy the moment of discovery.
It has been, "A Painting Day".

Barnstorming - Ruth Andre

8"x8" Mixed Media on Arches Paper
by Ruth Andre

As crazy as it may sound the idea for this series came to me one afternoon while working in the studio. I had completed a painting but still wanted to paint. The word, "Notam" came to me and and the painting above, "Barnstorming" came to be. I will be sharing the continued series as they seek refuge on the torn papers. I hope you find this bit of whimsy enjoyable. Come fly with me. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Monday, February 22, 2016

Notam - Ruth Andre

8"x8" Mixed Media on Handmade Paper
Mat Available
by Ruth Andre

Notam - A written notification issued to pilots before a flight, advising them of 
circumstances related to the state of flying.

I was in the studio when the idea came to me to do a Notam painting series. Here is the first. 
It has been, "A Painting Day".

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sun and Clouds - Ruth Andre

"Sun and Clouds"
30"x30" Diptych Mixed Media on Canvas
by Ruth Andre

"Sun and Clouds" Interior Photo

We have had spring like weather today after days or rain with lots of clouds. As I look out the studio watching the sky the clouds open up and the sun comes streaming through. Everything is alive with sunlight. Living in the valley gives me time to anticipate the weather seeing the clouds forming or the clouds breaking showing slivers of sunlight. The valley is always beautiful no matter the season. It has been, 
"A Painting Day".

Friday, February 19, 2016

Land Fall - Ruth Andre

12"x12"x2" Mixed Median on Panel
Ready for Display

(Second View)
12"x12"x2" Mixed Media on Panel
Ready for Display
by Ruth Andre

The painting, "Landfall" is posted above both vertically and horizontally. I could not make up my mind on how it should be presented. If you have a favorite let me know.

At night I like to read and enjoy the end of the day. It is my time to listen to the quiet of the night. Last night the wind kicked up and I could hear tree branches breaking and patio chair cushions sailing around. Then came the sound of the storm making a landfall with rain pounding the metal roof. It made me shiver and nestle in thankful I was safely tucked inside away from the storm. How many times do we stop to enjoy the quiet of the day and the everyday sounds that make our day? It has been, "A Painting Day".

Monday, February 15, 2016

Night Sky - Ruth Andre

"Night Sky"
4.5"x4.5" Oil and Mixed Media on Paper
12"x12" Mat
by Ruth Andre
On Hold

A favorite time comes when the day is gone and the sky lights up to show its spectacular beauty. The sun slides behind the mountains and the sky is almost dark except for a burst of bright colors of the setting sun. All is quiet with the fall of night. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Forest - Ruth Andre

6"x6"x.5" Mixed Media on Canvas
by Ruth Andre
Art Association of Jackson Hole, Wyoming - Donation

The "WHODUNNIT" Show takes place each year as a benefit to raise money for Art Association of Jackson Hole's education program. It is an one night event and from what I understand it is quite a popular and lively show. The artists are allowed to only sign the back of their paintings leaving the patrons to find the paintings they love and make their bid. 
Center for the Arts Theater Lobby March 4th beginning at 5:30pm
It has been, "A Painting Day".

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Put A Bow On It! - Ruth Andre

Giclee Print 5"x5" on 8"x10" Premium Paper
Series - 90 plus 10 Artist Proofs
The "Pink Clouds" print is available. Purchase HERE

I will be shipping several "Pink Clouds" prints this coming Monday that were purchased for Valentine's Day Gifts. Give your special friend something that will be appreciated over and over again with the "Pink Clouds" print.  How often do you threat yourself with something just for you? The special offer is good  through the month of February and then the print will be listed at its regular price. 

Giclee Print 5"x5" on 8"x10" Paper
by Ruth Andre

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Print with Discount - Ruth Andre

"Pink Clouds"
Giclee Print 5"x5" on 8"x10" Premium Paper
Series - 90 plus 10 Artist Proofs
Buy February Print with Discount
One Per Email Address Within the US

Make February special with a "Pink Cloud" print. The print is available with only shipping and handling fees for the month of February. Each print will come signed and numbered with a backing board, cellophane sleeve and enclosed in a No Bend Mailer. 
The print will make a lovely gift for a friend or a little something just for you. 

Put a Bow On It!

This is what you get.

"Pink Cloud" Print
Signed and Numbered
Backing Board
Cellophane Envelope
No Bend Mailer