“We are shaped by change and loss, by our loves and disappointments, by our desires for new horizons and our stubbornness in wanting things to remain the same. We are a mingling of all we have been even as we bear the seeds of what we are yet to be.”
- Rose Roberts
I have reached a new horizon here in Oregon. I’ve moved into my new studio and started actually working. The calendar woke me up from the daze induced by moving. How can it be the end of February?! Settling in feels good, but also melancholy without my partner.
You can watch a little tour of my new space on my instagram page here! Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments.
It’s always difficult to start painting after a long break. This week, I was inspired to use one of my favorite starting tricks: playing on a failed painting. I’m gathering ideas to share in upcoming workshops. Registration for the three workshops below is starting – get your spot reserved while there is space available.
And all three locations promise to bring you inspiring new horizons of inspiration!
Both Menucha and Sitka offer fabulous natural beauty that only Oregon can provide. The coast and the gorge both include beautiful watery horizons and vast spaces to provide calming, centering energy.
While La Romita is a new venue for me, several students have raved about the food, the people and the Italian hill towns. I look forward to experiencing new vistas and horizons with like-minded painters.F
Meet me at the gallery
Finally, if you’re looking for a new horizon closer to Portland, I’ll be gallery sitting at Waterstone on March 4, from 11-5:30. Come visit! I’ll be showing at least one new painting.
I hope you’ll join me for one of these adventures.
Sitka registration for members is open now; registration opens to the public on March 9.
Creative Arts Community registration opens March 1.
Still room remaining for La Romita in beautiful Umbria. All levels welcome. Register here!
Whatever is next on your horizon, I hope it includes time to explore and to gather seeds of inspiration.
Ruth, I see a growth in your abstract paintings over the years. All of your paintings say, “Buy me, because you will enjoy all the subtleties and nuances tucked within.”
Your paintings are rich in texture, color, boldness, and are truly stimulating to the mind. I am so pleased to see you use your God-given talents that communicate so much. Have you considered doing Christian abstract art? There is a need for great artists to explore their faith with paint and share it. You are a master artist quite capable of communicating. If you do explore this area; would you be willing to share your work with me…so I can give feedback? Or at least admire it!
Thanks for writing. I don’t know how this slipped by me! I think of my work as a sort of personal diary. As such, elements of my faith are there, but I’d prefer to have the work read as individual expressions. My faith practice is very personal and I tend to keep it private.