“I intend to find out something of the nature of the world through seeing. Or maybe I only intend to prolong my delight in seeing.” -Gretna Campbell, Painter

I apologize for my long pause between posts, but it has been extra busy around here with farm life in full Spring Fever mode, getting ready for my upcoming  Open Studio, and just generally enjoying life. I have some new images to share, and while the paintings always look better in person, I’ll post them here in hopes to entice you to come visit me June 10, 11 or 12 from 10-4!


Cool chicks hang out here!



But first! I have to get this out right away… June 5, 2011 will mark the 3rd year of this blog Art Is Truth! I’ve been racking my brain for ways to celebrate and I think I’ve come up with a spectacular way to thank everyone who has read or commented on this blog and actually let me know they enjoy what I’ve been sharing here. I wanted to do something that would enrich both artists and patrons, as I think my audience is composed of both.  My solution is to post an online exhibit and I hope you will contribute!

Call for Entries:

An open call for digital entries to my online exhibit titled “Connections”.

Artists may enter up to two works of art (only one will be chosen for display). To submit, please email your digital image up to 2 Mb in size along with written permission to publish your work on this website only to ruth (at) rutharmitage.com. If you’d like your image to link back to your blog or website, please include that link as well in the body of the email.

To thank people for their participation, I will be drawing one name from all entrants to receive a small original watercolor of mine: the sketch for “Star Struck.” Entries must be received by June 12, 2011. If you’d like to have an extra entry in the drawing, or you don’t have a piece of art to enter, create a link to this post on your blog or Facebook page and note the web address of that link in your email too.

Once all entries are received I will be posting an online exhibition in gallery format here on the blog. I hope that many of the over 150 artists whose blogs I read will participate, and that those collectors who read this blog will enjoy seeing some of my favorite artists’ work! If this is a successful event, I may do it again next year 🙂

“Study for Star-Struck” – wanna add her to your collection?

“Golden Hour” copyright Ruth Armitage 2011 Acrylic on Paper 30″x22″

“Move Me” copyright Ruth Armitage 2011 Acrylic on panel 80″x36″ available at Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem Oregon

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