Monday, August 25, 2014

The Protectors - Ruth Andre



"The Protectors"
72"x48"x1.5" oil on canvas
by Ruth Andre


Ruth Andre - "The Protectors" 

Have you ever been truly challenged? I decided to take on painting a large landscape painting. The canvas is quite large, 6 feet high and 4 feet wide and it seemed to grow as I painted it. My palette knife was a huge cement trowel. Mixing paint was also a challenge since I needed a large area for the big piles of paint and then a much larger area to mix the paint and have different mixes ready to go to gain the spontaneity needed for the work. It has truly been, "A Painting Day"


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Seaside - Ruth Andre


"Seaside"
8"x8" oil on canvas panel
by Ruth Andre
$125.00

Summer can make me forget there are other seasons that get cold and there is real work to be done. I recommend taking a day trip  to the coast to walk along the water's edge. It is so good for the soul. Summer has made for, "A Painting Day".

Saturday, August 16, 2014

WAX ON - Sierra Wax Artists - Ruth Andre



"WAX ON" EXHIBIT

The photos above were taken at the WAX ON art reception at the TSAO Gallery in Davis, California. The show is sponsored by the Sierra Wax Artists. Three of my paintings were accepted for the show but for some reason I only have photos for two of the paintings at the show, "Lost In the Shadows" and "Laguna". Both paintings are 36"x36"x2" mixed media on cradled panel. My third entry is shown below. The show will run until September 5, 2014. TSAO Gallery 530 756-4100


"Complete With Camera"
18"x18"x1.5" Mixed Media on Cradled Panel

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer Sky - Ruth Andre


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

Summer brings so many good things to life. The garden is flourishing, the shade of the trees is so inviting and the sky is a gorgeous blue. The daytime temperatures are high making working outside a challenge. Summer will always be a favorite time of year. It has been, "A Painting Day".



Sunday, July 6, 2014

Night Flight - Ruth Andre


"Night Flight I & II"
10"x20"x1.5" oil & mixed media on cradled panel
by Ruth Andre


"Night Flight I"
10"x10"x1.5" oil & mixed media on cradled panel
by Ruth Andre


"Night Flight II"
10"x10"x1.5" oil & mixed media on cradled panel
by Ruth Andre






Friday, July 4, 2014

This Way - Ruth Andre


"This Way"
10"x10"x1.5" oil & mixed media on cradled panel
by Ruth Andre

Happy Independence Day - July 4th, 2014!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Walk Back - Ruth Andre


"Walk Back"
10"x10"x1.5" oil & mixed media on cradled birch panel
by Ruth Andre


"Walk Series Painting"
10"x50"x1.5" oil & mixed media on cradled birch panel
by Ruth Andre

"Walk Back" is one of a series of Five"Walk-Series" paintings. Each painting is 10"x10"x1.5" oil & mixed media on a birch wood panel. Each painting works well on its own but I love seeing them all together. They could liven up a quiet hallway, make dining just a little bit more fun hung over the sideboard. They would also look gorgeous in a bedroom setting. The "Walk" paintings have given me a new painting freedom. The graphic paint strokes give way to a new direction in my work and one that I plan to follow. It has been "A Painting Day".

Monday, June 30, 2014

Walk In - Ruth Andre


"Walk In"
10"x10"x1.5" oil & mixed media on cradled birch panel
by Ruth Andre

The "Walk" series continues with painting #4. When one walks they not only move but they see and smell and hear what is around them. It is lovely to quietly walk and be with ones self. It has been, 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Walk Around - Ruth Andre


"Walk Around"
10"x10"x1.5" Oil & Mixed Media on Cradled Panel
by Ruth Andre

This is painting number three in the "Walk" series. I am enjoying painting these bold graphic works. 
It has been, "A Painting Day".


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Walk To The Right - Ruth Andre



"Walk To the Right"
10"x10"x1.5" oil & mixed media on cradled panel
by Ruth Andre

This is the second, "Walk" painting. I don't know where this series is going but I like the graphic feeling in these paintings. They are bold and free with lots of strength. It has been, "A Painting Day".