Saturday, October 18, 2014

Busting 5 Myths About Art & Interior Design by Kristina Tober

I found a fabulous article and I want to share it with you. It was written by Kristina Tober  and is published on the Make It Better Blog. It gives excellent suggestions for selecting art for your home. I first saw the article on the Gallery 901 -  Santa Fe Art Gallery blog and asked if I could republish the article here on my blog, "A Painting Day".  Enjoy.

Kristina Tober Photo
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Desert Crossing - Ruth Andre

"Desert Crossing"
6"x6"x1.2" oil & mixed media on cradled panel
by Ruth Andre

 The subtle colors of the desert land have a calming quietness. The, "Dessert Crossing" painting reminds me of the desert spring colors. It would be wonderful to take a trip to the desert this winter to paint and explore the quiet vistas. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Valley Crossing - Ruth Andre

"Valley Crossing"
6"x6"x1.5" oil & mixed media on cradled panel
by Ruth Andre

The heat of summer is intense in the southwest and the colors of the land are bright and clear. There is a mixture reds and greens in the valley as the sun's rays warm the earth. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Crossing the Chama - Ruth Andre

"Crossing the Chama"
6"x6"x1.5" oil & mixed media on cradled panel
by Ruth Andre

A few years ago I met a group of artists at Ghost Ranch just north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. We set off one morning and drove north on the dirt roads following along the Chama River. We painted, had a picnic and visited a local monastery. The day was full of adventures and crossing the Chama River made the day totally memorable. The Chama River meanders through the Chama Valley and it is breathtaking. The "Cross" series has been an interesting challenge. I love seeing the cross image come to life in its own way in each painting. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Friday, October 10, 2014

Safe Crossing - Ruth Andre

"Safe Crossing"
6"x6"x1.5" oil on panel
by Ruth Andre

Several things came to mind as I painted today. First I have received some lovely comments regarding the "Cross Series" paintings. It makes me happy to think these small works have been thought provoking and have given a feeling of serenity. I thought I would stop painting crosses after the six previously completed but now I am onto painting at least ten for a small booklet. I thought the booklet would be a lovely greeting during the holiday season. So there will be more paintings added to the "Cross Series".    It has been, 
"A Painting Day.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Crossing the Blue - Ruth Andre

"Crossing the Blue"
6"x6"x1.5" oil & mixed media on panel
by Ruth Andre

When my world feels a little down I tell myself all the good things I have to be thankful for and do my best to move onto a better place. I call this time, Crossing the Blue. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Monday, October 6, 2014

"A Feeling of Humanity" Rockwell Museum - Ruth Andre

"A Feeling of Humanity" - Rockwell Museum
Corning, New York
Painting - "Ghost Cliffs by Ruth Andre

The EXHIBIT , "A Feeling of Humanity is now on exhibit at the Rockwell Museum in New York. The show consists of Ken Ratner's Western Art Collection. Ken was nice enough to send an opening event photo of my painting, "Ghost Cliffs" that is included in Ken's collection. Western Art Collector  - June 14 issue also featured an article on Ken Ratner and his collection, "A Feeling of Humanity". It is exciting to see my painting on view in such a lovely museum setting. A special thank-you goes out to Ken Ratner and his work to support the arts and artists.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Last Stand - Ruth Andre

"The Last Stand"
6"x6" oil on canvas
by Ruth Andre

I am entering a small works show in the Mid-West. Each painting needs to depict the mid-west and be only 6"x6". I called my entry above, "The Last Stand" thinking of how the treelike divides the farms and the open fields. On our farm we had fencing that separated the pasture from the open land. In the fence row there were trees and bushes making a nice wind break between fields. I will post how things go for the show in a later post. It has been, "A Painting Day".

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Storm On the Way - Ruth Andre

"Storm On the Way"
6"x6" Oil on Canvas 
by Ruth Andre

The weather is the constant companion for a farmer. You plant early or late depending on the weather. You can lose your crop due to high winds or too much rain or not enough rain. The weather channel becomes your HOME base station on the radio, television and Internet. Today's painting shows what looks like a storm way out in the west heading across to the plains. 
It has been, "A Painting Day".

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Winter Crossing- Ruth Andre

"Winter Crossing"
6"x6"x1.5" oil & mixed media on cradled panel
by Ruth andre

So many ideas came into my mind as I painted this rather quiet cross. It felt very spiritual, almost like an angel in flight. The colors are subtle but they seem to be telling a story. I will let the painting say what it needs to say. It has been, "A Painting Day".