Tree Hedge by Water, RIRuth LaGue
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
20 " h x 20 " w x .87 " d |1 lbs. 13 oz.
Landscape focusing primarily on texture. The inspiration for this piece originates from photographs of the Rhode Island coastline, with particular emphasis on color and texture. Painting has thick texture created with a palette knife.
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
In her abstracted landscape paintings, Ruth LaGue pares composition down to its barest form. Through simple color, line and form, landscapes are invoked, rather than detailed. Ruth adjusts the placement of the horizon line in her paintings to suggest a range of natural formations. She stretches form, line and color to their limits, providing the least amount of visual information needed to understand the landscape. Her color palette is nuanced and each color is distinctly her own. She is deeply influenced by her childhood in Alaska and her travels to India. While in India, she found an indelible connection between the vast, wild landscape of her childhood and the limitless internal landscape of the soul. Ruth’s beautifully simplified landscapes become metaphors for the spiritual or otherworldly realms inherent in both nature and in the self.