Author: Ruth Therese

Yes or no?

I know I’ve told you before that when I’m making a painting, there’s a certain “feeling” I trust to decide whether or not a painting is done. Sometimes it’s very easy. I get a clear unsettled feeling, and I know that there’s something missing (or excess) in the painting. Or I get a comfortable feeling of being settled, like coming home after a long day away. And with that, I know that the painting is done. But then so. Sometimes it’s not such a clear cut. Ambivalence kicks in. I feel settled, then unsettled, comfort, then discomfort. And I can’t decide if the painting is done or not. So it is with this painting. I can’t really decide. I’m considering cutting off a small rim of the green on the right side. But, first, I was curious about what YOU think? Yes or no? Or do You have another suggestion about what’s making me indecisive? Give me your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook!...

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Oh, I just came across these…!

Lately, I’ve been painting birds, but it’s not the first time I’m doing that. Several years ago, (oh, that made me feel old…!😱), I did some tiny painting, using only one colour in the palette. Using fancy words, I did a series of monochromatic watercolour studies. Limiting the palette, aka number of colours, forces you to focus on the shadows, shape and texture in a much greater way. And I learned a lot doing that. Below, you can see all of them. Which one did you like the most? I’m not sure which is my favorite, it kind of...

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And the winner is…

Thank you to everyone joining Rutheart Friends and the drawing of this watercolour painting! The winner is found, using random.org, and, I can tell, she’s living in Tromsø. Her name is Vibeke! Congratulations!😁🎉 If you want a chance to win in the next drawing, sign up here. The date isn’t currently set, but there will be another drawing:) If you’d rather look at some more birds, you can have a look here! Meanwhile, I’m wishing you the best midweek possible!...

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[New] Bird Collection Released!

You see, spring and summer-soon-to-be got me in bird mode. To me, the best spring que are singing birds. So, I painted a few. They don’t actually sing, but looking at them, I do feel the singing nevertheless. These small, original watercolour paintings are released right now, here. So why not have a look? Maybe your wall would like some singing feel-good as...

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As the wind was whining around the corners, my mind drifted…

It was kind of windy here yesterday. The house was quirking, and the wind whining around the corners. The sea, which we can see from our windows, was dark, with shifting light areas as the wind danced around, and the waves was topped with white. I love listening to the wind. It’s kind of comforting, and reminds me of Vesterålen where I grew up. It also made me think about surfers 🏄 and this watercolour I did a few years ago, when we were still living in Vesterålen. Not far away is Lofoten, where there is a popular beach,...

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