Tuesday, August 28, 2007

It's Been A While!

Family Ties
Textured Acrylic on Deep Gallery Wrapped Canvas
16 X 16 X 1.75 inches.

Being an artist in the midst of today's technology can certainly be a challenge!

While the resources for exposure are almost endless on the internet it can also be an all-consuming task to maintain your online presence.

It's been a while since I posted anything here on my blog and today I would like to share this new piece entitled "Family Ties".

When I originally painted this one, I just wasn't sure...you know how we artists are, we can never decide if we like something or not and we are way too hard on ourselves. How many pieces have you painted over and had someone come to you and ask where it is?...too late...ooops! We can never get it back once it's gone!

Anyway, I didn't do that and "it is what it is". I knew that I did love the simple "rawness" of it and it has since received some wonderful, positive feedback from fellow artists, which is always good.

As artists we must learn to always go with our gut instinct. I hope you like it!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Captured Butterfly

I was just playing around with some digital images last night and came up with this really cool butterfly. Prints and posters are available at Imagekind, Sistino and Zazzle. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Intercessory Prayers

Beautiful day here in Calgary! Count it all joy!

I was going through some paintings in my studio and stumbled upon this one that I had done some time ago. I had initially put it aside calling it a "WIP" and had fully intended to go back and do more work on it but never did.

I'd shown it as a WIP to some arteeeest friends who had liked it very much "as is" and then just rolled it up and forgot about it. It's huge...not exactly sure off hand how large but it's on unstretched canvas....I'd say about 4ft X 5ft.

What this piece represents is (and I remember painting it during one of those dry spiritual periods when I was trying desperately to pray but just couldn't find the words) our prayers, which are sometimes nothing more than moans and groans....but are interpreted for us by the Holy Spirit giving us a direct and uninterrupted line to our Father.
This happens often during our times of spiritual emptiness when we are reaching out to God and the words just don't come. For those of you who are Christians, you will know this scripture from the Bible:

Romans 8:26 (New International Version)

"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express."

Anyway, when I pulled the painting out this morning, I decided that just as Jesus said on the cross, "it is finished".....and would like to share it with you all. Never stop talking to God, He always hears....even the moans and groans!
Be Blessed.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Autumnal Colors

For those of you who like digital artwork. These pieces are from my new "Autumnal Colors" series now available in fine art print from Imagekind. http://ruthp46.imagekind.com/

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


A new original creation
by Ruth Palmer

(click on image to enlarge)

30 X 40 X 1.75
Acrylic on Deep Gallery Wrapped Canvas
This piece was inspired by a sudden burst of energy following a period of prayer and reflection.
Also available in fine art print.
Please see my website for prince details and contact information.