Ru Otto's Sheltered Workshop   


 Intuitive Abstracts

    You may be wondering, What is an intuitive abstract, anyway? and Why would I want one? These abstract paintings are created using my intuition at the moment of actually applying the paint to the canvas.

     Each color and design I use is drawn from my emotional response to the relationships being created on the canvas, and each application of color is another spontaneous and intuitive step toward the completed painting. My goal is not to reproduce a recognizable image, but to communicate the emotional content of the painting to the viewer

     All my work is for sale at reasonable prices. If you are interested in one of my canvases, I can be reached with email:, or by phone: 360-349-2334.

Key Lime Pie   18" x 24"

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Lemon yellows and lime greens shot through with silver.



Acrylic on framed canvas board

A large multi-hued shape floats through blue waters

$ 300

Play My Piano   11" x 14"

Acrylic on stretched canvas 

Black piano keys float over a  stormy red with green and yellow slashes carried

in the wind



I Am The Egg Man  30" x 20"

Acrylic on stretched canvas

A bright yellow sun rises out of the lavender egg-like 

womb of creation


Murder of Crows 30" x 20"

Acrylic on stretched canvas

A whirlwind of crows rises skyward 


Bleeding Hearts  20" x 16"

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Red and white bleeding Hearts cascade down into rich green ferns


Samurai   30" x 20"

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Your samurai warrior stands ready to protect you


Rain Day   20" x 30"

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Curtains of translucent rain fall on colorful Gray's Harbor


Interiors  24" x 20

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Multi-colored geometric forms and lines lead you into a comforting maze



Dog on the Beach  20" x 16"

Acrylic on stretched canvas

 Waves, surf and a hurtling dog give this painting action suffused with joy


Loving the Spin I'm In  20" x 16"

Acrylic on stretched canvas

A kaeidoscope of bright pink and green colored spheres floats and twirls up and around. Very playful.


Orgazmatron   24" x 18"

Acrylic on stretched canvas

A canvas drenched with purples, lavenders, and robin's egg blue, cascading from top to bottom.


Windy Day at Port Gardner  20" x 30"

Acrylic on stretched canvas

White caps and scudding clouds make for a frisky day on the water

Rose Symple   20" x 16"

Acrylic on stretched canvas

A rose grown large in the abstract