Friday, July 14, 2017

The Red Car - Ruth


"The Red Car"
14"x20" Oil-Wax on Paper
by Ruth Andre

My painting today, "The Red Car" was influenced while visiting relatives in Coleville, Washington I was impressed with the logging industry that took place in and around this small town. The town made me feel like it took strong and strong minded men to run the mills. Everything was big. There were big trees, big working sites, big trucks and big men. When we drove up to visit my nephew and his wife I saw the cutest red convertible car in the drive way. It not only stood out because of the color but because it was totally incongruous to the area. It was a sporty model car that looked like fun. It looked like sunny days and fast drives through the forested roads. 
I am not sure why but the image stayed with me and came to the surface again while painting 
in my studio. Inspiration for paintings is sometimes totally unexpected but it is there just waiting to make itself known. It has been, "A Painting Day".


2 comments:

Chris Lally said...

Love the stories behind your magical paintings, Ruth!! This is no exception!

Ruth Andre said...

Chris, Thank-you so much for the lovely comment. Ruth