"Halloween" ©Ruth Armitage 2013, Mixed Media on paper, 15x15"

“Halloween” ©Ruth Armitage 2013, Mixed Media on paper, 15×15″

You’re Invited!

Who: Ruth Armitage, Painter & Darla Lynn, Mosaics

What: Open Studios of  Beavercreek

When: Friday through Sunday
10 am. – 5 pm.

Where: Ruth Armitage Studios
Click here for a map!

Why:   Art, demonstrations and Inspiration

We have had such glorious fall weather, and fall is one of my favorite seasons in Oregon. No rain for the past few weeks has had forecasters dubbing this ‘Dry-tober’ and we have had record warm temperatures. I’ve been out in the garden, planting trees and cutting things back. I know this won’t last and the rains will return.

When I wear myself out, I retreat to the studio. I’ve had several demonstration paintings going, from the Emerald Art Center Demo and from my studio workshop two weekends ago. The painting above was from the workshop, and was inspired by a memory of my father reciting “The Cremation of Sam McGee” by Robert Service.

We had few close neighbors on the farm, so our trick-or-treat involved driving to my grandma’s house (about 7 miles away) and to her neighbor, May’s, house. The drive was often spooky, foggy, moonlit, and accompanied by my gruff-voiced father’s recitation. Ah, the excitement and anticipation. We often were treated with favor bags full of goodies by each granny.

I may have time to post one more teaser before the big studio tour, but if not, I hope you’ll stop by to see the art in person. If you do, mention this blog for a special treat from me!



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