Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Washday In Paradise

Washday In Paradise                 9" x 9"                        oil
I did this from a picture taken when we were in Hawaii a few years ago. It made me think about how, when in a new place, we notice all sorts of things that seem more mundane at home. Maybe it's the light, or just the fact that we are open to everything being new and wonderful!  Our eyes are somehow refreshed. At any rate, this line of colorful wash under the palms caught my eye

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Cave Dwelling - Ruth Andre

"Cave Dwelling"
6x6 inches, oil-wax on archival canvas panel
by Ruth Andre

Monday, May 21, 2012

On the Easel

"Top of the Ridge"
20x30  Oil on Canvas

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It's scary how easily I lost the desire to paint when life threw a big curve my way.  I've been struggling to get back into painting.  Usually painting is my solace but not recently.  I couldn't seem to manage to put a paintbrush in hand or even play with color.   However, sometime last week I took control and started painting again.  I feel something new emerging.  Thanks for support and patience while I wrestle the painting demons. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Changing Flies

Changing Flies   oil   7" x 16"
This painting was an idea about using an unusual long format. I used the sparkle of the water and length of the figure to emphasize the long overlook onto this figure. This is my husband fishing on while we were in Yellowstone last fall. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Mrs. lucky - hen and chicks

Mrs. Lucky     oil      9"x 9"
Last week I sold a rooster titled Mr. Lucky and this is a companion piece for that painting. She has her hands full with the three chicks, but is pretty fast herself ! SOLD

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Live Oak

For a long time, I've been (occasionally) working on plein air paintings, but had not done any that I was pleased with. I had a vague sense of what I wanted to accomplish, but not a real concrete sense of the direction to go to get there. Recently (it was about 2 weeks ago, but I've been so busy I hadn't had time to post it) I painted this live oak and for the first time felt I was doing what I wanted and starting to move in the right direction.

10x12 oil on Raymar canvas panel

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