Sunday, June 10, 2012

Dry Creek - Ruth Andre


Just a few months ago I was in Joshua Tree to look at property my father bought several years ago. It was a perfect day, warm not hot and the view went on for ever. The land was completely untouched except for the property markers showing where one lot stopped and another started. The land was covered with desert shrubs and I noticed what appeared to be a dry creek meandering its way across the property. I am sure in winter after a rain storm the dry bed is filled with rushing water. There is a a quiet solitude in the desert that speaks to me with no apologies. It is what it is and you take it and like it or you don't. My father loved visiting what he called his "Sand Hill" and walking the land made me remember him and how much he loved the land. Visiting Joshua Tree made for, "A Painting Day".

"Dry Creek" 6x9 inches, oil/ canvas by Ruth Andre

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9 comments:

Theresa Paden said...

Ruth, this painting is just exquisite, I really love it! Beautiful textures and colors. Another winner!

barbara and nancy said...

Pretty painting and I loved hearing your memories of your father. It makes the painting even more special.
Barbara

shirley fachilla said...

A beautiful, exciting little painting of a subject that 99 out of 100 artists would have passed by.

Virginia Floyd said...

Lovely painting and lovely description.

Debora L. Stewart said...

I love your abstracted landscapes with a palette knife. I think they are wonderful and the textures are great. I have never used a palette knife to paint. It might be fun to try!

Kathleen Coy said...

Hi Ruth, thanks so much for the comment on my blog. I'm so glad you did because now I've found yours. Beautiful work!! I really like your horses.

mary maxam said...

I feel like I could reach right into that bush! The depth and subtle greens both are fantastic.

Janina B. said...

Sehr schöne und ruhige Stimmung in Deinem Bild.
Grüsse Dich
janina

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Beautiful! How cool for you also to have this place to visit!