Out of the Blue exhibition The Art Vault 21 June - 10 July 2017

Inspiration and working at Evandale

Journey to Mildura June 2017 Murrumbidgee River, Hay
Journey to Mildura June 2017 Murrumbidgee River, Hay
Enjoying Hosier Lane in the CBD of Melbourne
Enjoying Hosier Lane in the CBD of Melbourne

Darling River Evandale - the bend in the river.
Close to the homestead Evandale
Home paddock at Evandale
Home paddock at Evandale
The road to the front gate, Evandale
The road to the front gate, Evandale
Mildura
Mildura

It's been full-on!
I have had a wonderful time at Mildura and at Evandale in the last 3 weeks. I worked out it was easier to stay in the area while my exhibition Out of the Blue was on than return home and then drive back to pick up the exhibition. It was a good choice.
Initially stayed in a motel close to The Art Vault after I arrived and for the opening. Then got myself to Melbourne to see van Gogh and visit relatives. Both very positive experiences and even the Melbourne Miracle saga. Check out my post!
On my return to Mildura I stayed with friends and was able to return to Evandale on the Darling River out of Pomona - seemed like my own 400 acres while I was there - and spend another 6 days. As some might now know from my Facebook and Instagram I had the company of Quacker the goose. He greeted me whenever I returned in the van to the homestead. You're never alone when you have a goose!
I want to thank Pam Warburton for her faith in me and my work and for literally handing over the keys to their property Evandale once again.  After explaining the quirks of the place Pam left me to enjoy Evandale. This was so generous and trusting of Pam.  I also want to thank new friends Chris and Ann who invited me to stay with them when I wasn't at Evandale. I was very grateful for their generosity. It meant I was able to share a home and be able to relax, exploring antique fairs, coffees and dining out and meeting people with them. A slice of Mildura life.
I take 3 days to travel to and from Mildura, stopping at Hay and Young. There are so much visual delights on the trip I love savouring them. I must admit I am glad to be back home in the Mountains. But what an amazing trip. I hope you enjoy this visual diary. And if at any time you're driving through Hay consider stopping there to check it out rather than seeing it in a blur.


Miracle in Melbourne

Sometimes magic happens when you least expect it.

After the opening of my exhibition in Mildura we made the decision to visit Vincent in Melbourne at the NGV, that is the Vincent Van Gogh exhibition. We arrived Thursday and in the early afternoon decided to walk from out hotel in east Melbourne into the city and Federation Square and have a look around. I gave my wallet to my partner who had the backpack with a few things in it and off we went. Into the Apple Store, checked out maps and directions at the information centre, wandered around Federation Square.  And at this point I asked my partner if I could put the maps into the backpack? There was a look of sheer horror on her face. She didn't have the backpack! We didn't know where it was. We didn't know how long it'd been gone. As we stumbled around I realised my licence, all bank cards, cash and other membership cards were in my wallet. My life! I would have to fly home back to Mildura with no ID and then travel home to the Blue Mountains. Panic. So I tried blocking my cards using my iPhone. Not easy.  Thought I'd done it. Then we went to the police to report the loss. We were stressed, distraught and incredibly anxious about the whole thing. We sat in MacDonalds and tried to regroup and decided to walk back past the Apple shop to the hotel. It had been over an hour since we'd lost the backpack. We started our journey and as we passed the Apple Store I glanced in. I saw a grey shape at the base of the front desk. Impossible! I walked in and walked up to a grey backpack, that was our grey backpack, lying casually at the base of the main counter in the busiest area in Melbourne. No one challenged me or questioned what I was doing. It was our backpack. I thought at least we have it back. I took it outside and together we looked inside. I felt down and pulled out the white dilly bag I'd put the wallet in and opened it up. It was all there! Even the $60 in cash. It was a miracle. The backpack had been ignored and I had my wallet back and in many ways my life back. Words could not describe the relief. I was/ I am so very grateful. The next day we went to the bank to check my cards. For some reason they hadn't been blocked and I could still use them.  I just kept saying 'it's a miracle'!


Out of the Blue exhibition The Art Vault 21 June - 10 July 2017

Out of the Blue

I returned home mid May after spending time on the Darling River at Evandale and realised I didn't have a lot of time to paint. Talk about concentration! The trip was the inspiration for the exhibition Out of the Blue at The Art Vault Mildura. I had a rather intense time in the studio on my return. But a happy time. I repacked the van and left once again Saturday 19 June to return to Mildura with the exhibition. Think by the time I return home I will have done 4,000 k's. But all worthwhile. Great inspiration and experiences.


The road from the front gate leading to the homestead, Evandale

The magic of 400 acres and the Darling River

The road from the front gate leading to the homestead, Evandale
The road from the front gate leading to the homestead, Evandale
Darling River at Evandale out of Pomona, NSW
Darling River at Evandale out of Pomona, NSW
River gum on the Darling River at Evandale out of Pomona NSW
River gum on the Darling River at Evandale out of Pomona NSW
River gums on the Darling River at Evandale
River gums on the Darling River at Evandale
Evandale near Pomona NSW May 2017
Evandale near Pomona NSW May 2017
Edge of the Darling River, Evandale out of Pomona NSW
Edge of the Darling River, Evandale out of Pomona NSW
River gum at Evandale homestead near Pomona, NSW
River gum at Evandale homestead near Pomona, NSW
Quacker
Quacker
Ruth le Cheminant plein air painting on the banks of the Darling River, Evandale NSW
Ruth le Cheminant plein air painting on the banks of the Darling River, Evandale NSW
Late afternoon, Evandale NSW
Late afternoon, Evandale NSW
Small bouquet of native plants
Small bouquet of native plants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes magic does happen.

For five days in May I was offered time on a 400 acre property on the Darling River out of Wentworth via Pomona. It was a magic experience. I had the company of Quacker the pet goose and Pam the owner would drop by. The rest of the time it was just me and a wonderful environment. Thought I'd share the experience.


The Art Vault - art gallery at 43 Deakin Ave, Mildura VIC 3500

Visiting the Darling River area

Sometimes magic happens!

Julie Chambers director of The Art Vault in Mildura rang recently to invite me to spend some time in the river area of the Darling.  I spent some time chatting with Julie and Pam organising the trip with them. Pam is a local interested in my work and how I would interpret and respond to the river gums on her property on the Darling River.  Must say I'm curious too in how to capture the unique feel, colour and environment of that area. And be able to compare this area to the area I live in the Blue Mountains.

I am looking forward to the journey there, meeting up with good friends at The Art Vault, meeting Pam and spending time out bush. We intend to devote time being in the environment and I'll be doing plenty of sketching and plein air work. And I anticipate some of these works will be in the exhibition 'Out of the Blue' at The Art Vault in June/July.

I'll be posting about my trip on Instagram so check my feed @ruthbluemts and on my Facebook page The Loaded Brush - Ruth le Cheminant. There is a proviso I guess - as long as there is coverage!

Check The Art Vault for more information

 


The Art Vault art gallery at 43 Deakin Ave, Mildura VIC 3500

Guess who's having an exhibition June/July at The Art Vault?

 

There are coincidences and delights in life. And one was a phone call from Julie Chambers the Director of The Art Vault Gallery in Mildura. She was wondering if I would be interested in an exhibition at the gallery at the end of June/early July this year.  I was sitting there a little in the doldrums and feeling somewhat uninspired. As a result of Julie’s phone call I felt motivated and quite excited about the possibilities. So after thinking about it, I agreed.

I have undertaken art residencies and exhibited at The Art Vault many times since it opened. My involvement with The Art Vault came about as a consequence of me wanting to understand more about the Mallee and particularly why my mother, born in the area, remained enamoured of the ‘Mallee’ all her life. I initially went to Mildura to do a residential only to check out ‘the Mallee’ and found in the time I was there I was growing to understand and enjoy it. And each subsequent visit my appreciation and interest in the area has grown. Now I'm thinking I’ll undertake a preliminary trip prior to the exhibition, out to the Darling area of the Mallee. I may go via Canberra, visit Deniliquin and afterwards wend my way back home via Broken Hill and the Menindee Lakes, maybe even visit Kinchega NP and Parkes. I’ll keep you posted.

The Art Vault - art gallery at 43 Deakin Ave, Mildura VIC 3500
The Art Vault - art gallery at 43 Deakin Ave, Mildura VIC 3500

We have the NBN again after a month without it. It's intermittent at the moment but connected is better than not!

With no internet haven't been able to post for the last month.

It's been a little frustrating in one way over the last month. Our NBN internet dropped out 2 February just as I had shifted my web page to a new hosting platform and I was bright eyed and bushy tailed to post from the web, to update images and review webpage content. So I had to wait. Until the 28 February when we were again connected to the internet and the NBN.

But gotta look on the bright side. It's not all bad. I've spent more time getting to know the neighbours. I now know the staff and which cafes in Katoomba have free wifi - Thunderbird at the bottom of Katoomba Street - that Il Postinos in Wentworth Falls have great cakes and meals and the library at Katoomba has free internet for a 2 hour period a day. We have found out about how NBN actually works and what the weakness of the service delivery is - it's all about the quality of the telephone lines in the upper mountains - and finding people within NBN who have supported us. And Susan Templeman our Federal member who has ensured our issues were not dropped. Thank you all.

And for the moment I can get back to social media, enjoy working on my webpage once again and can relax in the studio knowing I can stroll to the computer and communicate with the world once again.


David Rex-Livingston director of Rex-Livingston Art & Objects Gallery in front of 2 works by Ruth le Cheminant

Ruth and theloadedbrush.com.au is gearing up for 2017

Ruth and as a consequence The Loaded Brush is gearing up for 2017.  Didn’t 2016 go quickly. During 2016 I moved from Gallery Blackheath to Rex-Livingston Art + Objects Gallery in Katoomba and I'm really enjoying being in the gallery.

After a slow start to the year it can now be stated: Ruth le Cheminant is back in the studio! Back playing with lino printing, well not really playing more re-discovering the process. And I've organised myself to be able to print in the studio. I find the impact of the removal process in preparing the lino on the composition fascinating. I’m exploring  oil stick again and incorporating collage.  So much fun but messy!!  It is a very dynamic process working on a small work! A small change evolves at times into a total reconstruct of the work. It’s bit of a wonderful creative ride allowing the process to unfold.  I’m having a blast with paint. Paint remains the constant in my work. Love to paint. On canvas - small canvases, medium canvases, but to work on a large canvases is delicious, you can really disappear into the work, literally and figuratively

Visit Rex-Livingston Objects + Art Gallery in Katoomba to check out the results. And say hullo to David, the director of the gallery, and Ella.  You'll enjoy chatting to David about art and the ways of the art world with him, I do.


Blue Mountains Artist Network

I will be opening the BMAN Winter exhibition

I am delighted to say I've been invited - and have accepted the invitation - to open the Blue Mountains Artist Network Winter Exhibition at the Edge at 6.30pm Friday 8 July.  It's an honour to do so. Exhibition opening 6.30 - 8pm.  As Graham Tribe of BMAN says "The aim of this evening is to open the exhibition and listen to a talk about art, meet other artists and to share experience and stories. Get to know other Blue Mountains artists and increase your knowledge." Join us. Could be fun! Finger food and drinks as well.

Blue Mountains Artist Network
Blue Mountains Artist Network

 


Ruth le Cheminant is now with Rex-Livingston Art + Objects Gallery 182-184 Katoomba Street, Katoomba.

Now exhibiting with Rex-Livingston Art + Object Gallery, Katoomba

I am now exhibiting with Rex-Livingston Art + Objects Gallery in Katoomba. An new gallery to the mountains found at the bottom of Katoomba Street and open Thursday - Monday 10am - 5pm. In the art precinct of Katoomba.

Ruth le Cheminant is now with Rex-Livingston Art + Objects Gallery 182-184 Katoomba Street, Katoomba.
Ruth le Cheminant is now exhibiting with Rex-Livingston Art + Objects Gallery 182-184 Katoomba Street, Katoomba.
Ruth le Cheminant is now at Rex-Livingston Art + Objects Gallery 182-184 Katoomba Street, Katoomba.
Ruth le Cheminant is now exhibiting with Rex-Livingston Art + Objects Gallery 182-184 Katoomba Street, Katoomba.

Ruth le Cheminant message regarding how theloadedbrush webpage works

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Ruth le Cheminant message regarding how theloadedbrush webpage works
Ruth le Cheminant message regarding how theloadedbrush webpage works

Ruth le Cheminant Lincoln's Rock Blue Mountains acrylic paint and pen on board 2016 14.5cm x21cm

Collectors' Edition exhibition

Here's my small work (14.5cm x 21cm) for the Collectors Edition @bluemountiansculturalcentre. Exhibition 21 May - June 5 Final auction Friday 3 June 6-8pm
Thank you Anny Druett for doing this to promote the event


Ruth le Cheminant is a partner at Gallery Blackheath 44 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath

Easter weekend in Blackheath

Are you aware? Gallery Blackheath at 44 Govetts Leap Road will be open the 4 days of this Easter weekend.

Ruth le Cheminant is a partner at Gallery Blackheath 44 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath
Ruth le Cheminant is a partner at Gallery Blackheath 44 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath

And over the railway line at 139a Station Street check out the Easter Exhibition at the Blackheath Art Society. I will have 2 small works in this exhibition. One is quite small. Let's Eat is a framed mixed media work only 20cm x 14cm on board. The other Looking Through the Bush 4 is acrylic paint on canvas paint 38cm x 76cm $820. Meet the artist is at 2.30pm Saturday but if you can't make it then maybe Sunday or Monday?

Ruth le Cheminant Let's Eat 2015 collage and acrylic on board 20x14cm $300
Ruth le Cheminant Let's Eat 2015 collage and acrylic on board 20x14cm $300
Ruth le Cheminant Looking Through the Bush 4 2016 acrylic paint on canvas 38x76cm $820
Ruth le Cheminant Looking Through the Bush 4 2016 acrylic paint on canvas 38x76cm $820

 


One of the artwork at the Sydney Biennale Cockatoo Island

Sydney Biennale

Sydney Biennale is nearly here. Check what's on at the Biennale and go and enjoy. This year's installations vary from carnival-themed blimps, a dark underworld from black yarn, and delicate plaster casts of Indian sex workers. It's on again at various sites but I must admit I love going to The Biennale at Cockatoo Island. The ferry ride adds to the delight of exploring the island. Venues include the MCA, Art Gallery of NSW, Carriageworks and Newtown Library. On from 18 March - 5 June 2016.

Six Women an artwork by Bharti Kher, one of the many artists at the Sydney Biennale, Cockatoo Island
Six Women an artwork by Bharti Kher, one of the many artists at the Sydney Biennale, Cockatoo Island


Grayson Perry exhibition My Pretty Art Career on till 1st May at MCA Sydney

Grayson Perry - the transvestite potter

It's always good to feed the personal art muse and recently I visited the Grayson Perry exhibition 'My Pretty Little Art Career' at the MCA Sydney. I didn't know what to expect. And was intrigued. He has an extensive art practice. Pottery, textiles, etchings, drawings, sculptures and tapestries. Huge tapestries that tell a morality tale.

Entry at MCA Sydney for Grayson Perry exhibition My Pretty Little Art Career
Entry at MCA Sydney for Grayson Perry exhibition My Pretty Little Art Career
Detail of a tapestry
Detail of a tapestry
Detail of a tapestry with a modern feel
Detail of a tapestry with a modern feel
The Rosetta Vase
The Rosetta Vase
Detail of work on the Rosetta vase
Detail of work on the Rosetta vase
Head of a Fallen Giant in cast bronze
Head of a Fallen Giant in cast bronze
Detail of a vase with photo of Claire Grayson alter ego
Detail of a vase with photo of Claire Grayson alter ego
Detail of the etching Map of an Englishman
Detail of the etching Map of an Englishman
Two of the tapestries that make up The Vanities of Small Differences
Two of the tapestries that make up The Vanities of Small Differences
Detail of the etching Map of an Englishman
Detail of the etching Map of an Englishman

And his art serves as a point of commentary for him on art, life and it's values. I had a great time looking at the work, then returning to see more and read more within the work. This is an exhibition worth visiting.


Ruth le Cheminant Looking Through the Bush 12016 acrylic paint on canvas 46x92cm

Through the leaves, branches and trunks

In the studio painting and enjoying it immensely. When you live in the Blue Mountains and interface with the bush it is so much a part of your environment. The challenge I gave myself was how can I present the environment I love on canvas? The glimpses through the trunks, the light and colour variation of the vegetation, the tonal qualities of the bush as the light and it's intensity changes. Start of a series. Some of the work you can see in the present exhibition at Gallery Blackheath

Ruth le Cheminant Looking Through the Bush 12016 acrylic paint on canvas 46x92cm
Ruth le Cheminant Looking Through the Bush 12016 acrylic paint on canvas 46x92cm
Ruth le Cheminant Looking Through the Bush 2 2016 acrylic paint on canvas 46x92cm
Ruth le Cheminant Looking Through the Bush 2 2016 acrylic paint on canvas 46x92cm
Ruth le Cheminant Looking Through the Bush 3 2016 acrylic paint on canvas 50x76cm
Ruth le Cheminant Looking Through the Bush 3 2016 acrylic paint on canvas 50x76cm

 


Ruth le Cheminant - Cultural Capital an article by Carrie Miller in @artcollectormagazine issue 75

Cultural Capital

As a partner of Gallery Blackheath I do regular days looking after the Gallery. The gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday (and public holidays) in Blackheath, Blue Mountains and the seven partners are rostered on for a full day to cover the days we are open. I had the mistaken belief I'd have time to read art magazines and books but this isn't always the case. The people visiting are delightful and time passes quickly. But last Sunday while on duty I did have a few moments and read the latest edition of Art Collector Magazine and found an interesting article by Carrie Miller - Cultural Capital.  It's a thoughtful and interesting read. And all the more so as it's by Carrie who I'd met quite a few years ago when she was a neighbour. She was great to discuss all things to do with the arts and politics then and delighted reading this article she maintains her forensic skills. Worth a read.

Ruth le Cheminant - Cultural Capital an article by Carrie Miller in @artcollectormagazine issue 75
Ruth le Cheminant - Cultural Capital an article by Carrie Miller in @artcollectormagazine issue 75

 


Ruth le Cheminant is a partner at Gallery Blackheath

One of seven partners who make up Gallery Blackheath

Enjoy the video below and when next in Blackheath in the wonderful Blue Mountains visit the gallery at 44 Govetts Leap Road and see all the work by the seven partners who make up Gallery Blackheath

Ruth le Cheminant partner at Gallery Blackheath


Gallery Blackheath January 2016 with Patti Skenridge

The first hang for 2016 at Gallery Blackheath

Monday 4th January was an action packed day. After a meeting Patti Skenridge and Ray Harrington curated the gallery. There are always two curators but as Patti said "the whole team is necessary to get it together, critically evaluate and hopefully approve as the last work is hung. It's always difficult but eventually rewarding. Just think how hard it is to hang seven artists in our small gallery!" And I got to say it looks great. So come and check out Gallery Blackheath at 44 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath and/or visit Gallery Blackheath website. These are some 'happy' shots of the action on the day.

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Paintings ready for first hang for the year at Gallery Blackheath - Ruth le Cheminant
Paintings ready for first hang for the year at Gallery Blackheath - Ruth le Cheminant
Working on getting the paintings up - Les Love and Leonie Lyall
Working on getting the paintings up - Les Love and Leonie Lyall
First hang for 2016 with Leonie Lyall and Margaret Aalders
First hang for 2016 with Leonie Lyall and Margaret Aalders
Curators for the first hang for 2016 - Patti Skenridge and Ray Harrington
Curators for the first hang for 2016 - Patti Skenridge and Ray Harrington
Checking out the first hang for 2016 - Patti Skenridge and Michael van Langenberg
Checking out the first hang for 2016 - Patti Skenridge and Michael van Langenberg

 

 


Ruth le Cheminant Summer holidays - Narrabeen Beach December 2015

I love the idea that art is everywhere - we just need to see it.

How to view the world. Do we really see around us or do we just glance. Art is everywhere.

Ruth le Cheminant Summer holidays 2015 Narrabeen
Ruth le Cheminant Summer holidays 2015 Narrabeen
Ruth le Cheminant Summer holidays 2015 Narrabeen - at Narrabeen beach
Ruth le Cheminant Summer holidays 2015 Narrabeen - at Narrabeen beach
Ruth le Cheminant Summer holidays - Narrabeen Beach December 2015
Ruth le Cheminant Summer holidays - Narrabeen Beach December 2015

I have just returned from a holiday at the beach. We didn't travel very far! Almost a home-stay, enjoying a stay at Narrabeen.  While on holidays I decided to approach art differently - to use images on my IPhone to reveal the world as I saw it. To capture the moment, the instant in time with consideration to the #composition #landscape #shapes #lines #textures of the environment I was in. Here are a few studies.

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Ruth le Cheminant Summer holidays 2015 Narrabeen
Ruth le Cheminant Summer holidays 2015 Narrabeen

Ruth le Cheminant at The Moree Gallery Gig with selected work

Moree - from a Kamilaroi term believed to mean either 'long waterhole' or 'rising sun'

I am just back from a road trip to Moree. Got to love a road trip! And I had a very pleasant time. The time was short and the trip was long. The landscape changed wonderfully as I travelled north and for a mountains woman - it was ... hot. I dropped the exhibition at Ben Roberts on the Thursday and repacked the car with paintings travelling to Moree the following Sunday and met Gig Moses on the Monday.  I am pleased to now be one of the artists represented by the Moree Gallery. Thank you Gig. If considering a road trip, Moree is worth a visit!. The Kamilaroi mob are right - the people are friendly, the artesian water is great to relax in and the sky is immense in the landscape. theloadedbrush.com.au

Ruth le Cheminant now at the Moree Gallery
Ruth le Cheminant now at the Moree Gallery
Ruth le Cheminant at The Moree Gallery Gig with selected work
Ruth le Cheminant at The Moree Gallery Gig with selected work
Ruth le Cheminant of The Loaded Brush and Gig Moses of The Moree Gallery
Ruth le Cheminant of The Loaded Brush and Gig Moses of The Moree Gallery

 

 


Ruth le Cheminant of theloadedbrush.com.au is at Gallery Blackheath in 2016

2016 Ruth is at Gallery Blackheath

Established in December 2001, Gallery Blackheath is an artist-owned and managed non-profit gallery showcasing prize-winning Blue Mountains artists. And ...drum roll ... in 2016 I will a partner in the Gallery.  It's wonderful to be part of a quality gallery that has become a feature of the Blue Mountains art landscape, particularly in the upper Mountains. To check out my work or that of the other partners drop by in 2016. If you don't know the Gallery, drop by 44 Govetts Leap Road in Blackheath and have a browse. It's the building with the coloured squares on the side on the way to Govetts Leap lookout (hence the road name), one of the spectacular sights of the Blue Mountains. See you at Gallery Blackheath next year.

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Ruth le Cheminant of theloadedbrush.com.au is at Gallery Blackheath in 2016
Ruth le Cheminant of theloadedbrush.com.au is at Gallery Blackheath in 2016
Ruth le Cheminant of theloadedbrush.com.au is at Gallery Blackheath in 2016
Ruth le Cheminant of theloadedbrush.com.au is at Gallery Blackheath in 2016.

Ruth le Cheminant Hitting the target and opening the video via the link

Showing until November 19th, 2015

Ruth's latest exhibition. What, where, when and why you should visit:

Ruth at Ben Roberts

Ben Roberts Cafe and Gallery
10 Benang Street, Lawson
Open daily 9 to 3 - closed Tuesday
Exhibition runs till 19 November


Ruth le Cheminant Agorichina

Back from the Flinders Ranges - almost in one piece

It's been frustrating. It's been annoying. And downright inconvenient! I will need to wear a leg brace while the cracked patella heals. On a recent short art retreat in the Flinders Ranges I did a swan dive at Agorichina over a log in the dark  to end up with a damaged knee (swelled and wouldn't bend) and badly grazed hand.  Bush medicine was applied and I stayed on the tour in a small bus over dirt roads for the next few days. The Flinders Ranges was wonderful and I want to go back and take more time to totally immerse myself in the environment, but this time without injuries. Managed a few small works before my close inspection of the ground and they will be in the exhibition Land : Sky at Ben Roberts cafe and Gallery, Lawson to be opened by Adele Weiss on 31st October at 2pm. Hope you can join me there.

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Ruth le Cheminant Flinders Ranges #5
Ruth le Cheminant Flinders Ranges #5
Ruth le Cheminant Flinders Ranges #4
Ruth le Cheminant Flinders Ranges #4
Ruth le Cheminant Flinders Ranges #3
Ruth le Cheminant Flinders Ranges #3
Ruth le Cheminant Flinders Ranges #2
Ruth le Cheminant Flinders Ranges #2
Ruth le Cheminant Flinders Ranges #1
Ruth le Cheminant Flinders Ranges #1
Ruth le Cheminant Agorichina
Ruth le Cheminant Agorichina
Ruth le Cheminant Agorichina Flinders Ranges #1
Ruth le Cheminant Agorichina Flinders Ranges #1
Ruth le Cheminant Agorichina #2
Ruth le Cheminant Agorichina #2

Ruth le Cheminant preparing for an art retreat in the Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges

When a colleague and friend asks you if you're interested in a short retreat to Flinders Ranges the almost immediate answer is yes! Wanted to go to the Flinders for so long! I'm told there's been rain recently and the desert flowers should be in bloom. The scenery should be magnificent.
I've always find with an art trip it's best to have a bag for my art gear and one for my personal stuff. And then work out how to get the 3 legged sketching stool on board. This should be fun. Only 6 of us and I only know one other - at this stage - but I reckon by the end we'll know each other well. All pursuing creative careers so should be stimulating company.  I'll try and post on instagram @ruthbluemts if not too distracted.
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Ruth le Cheminant preparing for an art retreat in the Flinders Ranges
Ruth le Cheminant - preparing for an art retreat in the Flinders Ranges

Ruth le Cheminant Landscape 2 2015 acrylic on canvas 30x40cm

Exhibition coming up at Ben Roberts Gallery, Lawson

Working on paintings for the upcoming exhibition at Ben Roberts Gallery and Cafe, Benang Street, Lawson opening 31 October. There will be larger works but included in the exhibition will be a variety of smaller works and these are some. These particular landscape paintings, only 30cm x 40cm have just been completed and capture the layering and colour of the larger paintings but becoming more dynamic when completed on a smaller canvas.
Also included in the exhibition will be framed collages of only 20cm x 10cm. These are whimsical works using as a basis the printed word. Some of these collage works are part of the 'Mills and Boon series', a series of works that re-configures a page of a Mills and Boon novel rather in the tradition of Tom Phillips.
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Ruth le Cheminant Landscape 1 2015 acrylic on canvas 30x40cm
Ruth le Cheminant Landscape 1 2015 acrylic on canvas 30x40cm
Ruth le Cheminant Landscape 3 2015 acrylic on canvas 30x40cm
Ruth le Cheminant Landscape 3 2015 acrylic on canvas 30x40cm
Ruth le Cheminant Landscape 2 2015 acrylic on canvas 30x40cm
Ruth le Cheminant Landscape 2 2015 acrylic on canvas 30x40cm

Ruth-le-Cheminant-Land-Sky-2015-acrylic-paint-on-canvas-100x90cm

Check out new updated The Loaded Brush!

Did you know the The Loaded Brush website has been updated. The webpage of Ruth le Cheminant. It's in action. It's been kept simple with regular blogs. A newsletter of things happening and of interest, and you can sign up to it. Exhibition pages that will be regularly updated, so Ruth needs to keep working. And The Loaded Brush has paintings you can purchase from the web - large and small. Ruth is active on Twitter @ruthloadedbrush and Instagram @ruthbluemts  We hope you'll enjoy it.

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