Paris, oil and graphite on canvas
If I could, I'd cover an entire wall in my home with Ruth Shively's paintings. I really would. Because I'm completely taken with the way this Portland, Oregon based painter works with color, head over heels in love with her portraits, her figures in landscapes. According to her bio, she's always been fascinated with 'people and the stories their faces tell'. And this fascination, it shows. There's a narrative in her portraiture, a story line in the strokes. It leaves me wanting more.
Motel, oil on linen
Last Day Of Summer, oil on canvas
Bath, oil and graphite on canvas
The Women, oil on canvas
Grandma On The Prairie, oil on wood
Waiting For A Boat Ride, oil on canvas
Girls Of The Congo, oil on wood
Vintage Store, oil on canvas
Tourist, oil on linen
Graumans Chinese Theatre, oil on canvas
To see more of Ruth Shively's work, visit her site and her flickr page. To purchase original paintings and prints, visit her etsy shop.
Contributor post by Hula Seventy.