Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Nest-Two - Ruth Andre

Acrylic on 9"x12" Paper
by Ruth Andre

The "Nest paintings are a step away from my previous paintings. I am enjoying the feeling of letting go and painting outside the lines. It has been, "A Painting Day",

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Nest - One - Ruth Andre

"Nest One"
Acrylic on 9"x12" Paper
by Ruth Andre

While  out walking my husband and I spotted a small mound of sticks and leaves by the creek. I fished it out and was surprised to find a beautiful bird nest that must have fallen from a tree limb overhead. The nest's lining was woven with hair from our dog, Sadie. I also saw baling string that holds the horse hay. Small twigs were all set in place with a few leaves still attached woven with long hair from out horses mane. I wonder how these nests are made. They are a wonder in themselves. Seeing the bird nest was so inspiring that I think the painting above is the beginning of a new series called, "Nest". I have been  truly influences by the bird nest and its unrestricted beauty. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Saturday, January 20, 2018

WHODUNNIT - Ruth Andre

"Jackson Pass"
6"x6" Acrylic on Canvas
by Ruth Andre

This painting, "Jackson Pass" will be shipped out next week to a wonderful showing called, WHODUNNIT. Each year the ART ASSOCIATION OF JACKSON puts on a wonderful fund raising show called, WHODUNNIT. Each artist submits a piece of art and only signs the back of the piece so it is anonymously shown. The WHODUNNIT show is quite popular and I wold imagine it is also a lot of fun for patrons viewing the many entries of art to purchase and take home. The art association facility is a beautiful and welcoming facility with many teaching programs.
For more information for WHODUNNIT check here

Since I am still convalescing from my holiday FALL I have set up a work station on the dining table. I have made a mess of things but the lighting is wonderful and I can stir the soup on the stove or throw in a wash between adding layers of paint. I kind of like my new space. 
It has been, "A Painting Day".

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Country House - Ruth Andre

"The Country House"
4.5"x8.25 Acrylic on Paper
by Ruth Andre

I enjoy following architectural websites showing beautiful contemporary homes with many being in the forest wilds or on top of a mountains. It makes me wonder how remote these homes must be and what the roads are like to track them down. Living in a remote area myself people often ask how my husband and I found our property thinking we live pretty close to being off-grid. We are just over an hour away from a major airport but when you are here in the valley the area does seem far from civilization. 
It has been, "A Painting Day"

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Running Interference - Ruth Andre

"Running Interference"
8"x8" Acrylic-Charcoal on Paper
by Ruth Andre

First I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year with many rewards in your work and play. I ended 2017 with a bang when I caught my shoe on a step and went flying to the asphalt in the Dick Blick art store parking lot. I was rushing around and not paying attention to where I was walking. I am still on 'Slow Motion" but am doing much better. Today I wanted to paint but knew getting to my studio was not going to be an option so I started looking for art supplies in the house. I found two tubes of acrylic paint, green and yellow ocher, some charcoal.and a watercolor paper tablet. My scraper tool was an old credit card. You can see I had true determination and a real need to work. 
My advice to all, including myself, is to slow down and walk safely. So far it has been a tough time in 2018 but hopefully things will only get better.
It has been, "A Painting Day".