Friday, June 22, 2018

Pins and Needles - Ruth Andre

"Pins and Needles"
6.5"x6.5" Oil-Wax on Paper
-by Ruth Andre

There are times when we just have to be patient and hope for the best. It is what I call being on "Pins and Needles". I am wishing for the best and planning for the worst. I read a long time ago that when things seem to be falling apart they are actually falling together. Those words have carried me through some rough times. I remind myself change is inevitable. 
Have a great week-end. Enjoy! It has been, "A Painting Day".
PS: The painting above will be on display at The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d'Alene, ID along with several of my other paintings being represented by the gallery.

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Wall - Ruth Andre

"The Wall"
2.25"x4" Acrylic - Oil on Handmade Japanese Paper
Matted and Framed 10"x10"
by Ruth Andre

I love words and what they mean. When I titled this painting, "The Wall" I thought it was funny since the painting is quite small. How could a small wall be a threat or a deterrent and then I thought of emotional walls that we carry with us each and every day. My son and I were talking and he said he had forgiven everyone in his life and he felt free in a new way. He said we should all forgive and let the old walls crumble away. Letting go of barriers would allow new things to come into my life. The process sounds easy almost like jumping into a cold lake. There is a real yes and no that goes on and I am wondering why. Am I comfortable with the old, the unhappy parts of my life? Let me know your thoughts. I am most interested in your experiences with your own wall. 
It has been, "A Painting Day".

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Torn Apart - Ruth Andre

"Torn  Apart"
4"x6" Mixed Media Paper Collage 
by Ruth Andre

With so many active spring days I have been painting and not posting every painting. I finished the Red Painting above titled, "Torn Apart" yesterday. I had been cleaning in my studio when I saw a painting on the wall just begging for attention. I thought it was time to let it go so I tore it in two pieces. I liked the tear and continued to tear the paper and formed a collage. After adding a new layer of paint the work was completed. It was such a fun and a "Letting Go" experience. When I think all is lost it is fun to experiment and see what happens. It has been, "A Painting Day". 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

EA Magazine Featured Artist - Ruth Andre

I am so pleased to announce my work is being featured in the EA encaustic arts magazine - Spring Issue 2018. The magazine is available in digital and hardcopy format. For a preview follow the link and hit PREVIEW. The complete magazine can be purchased as well. Enjoy!