Saturday, September 1, 2012

Red Mountain - Ruth Andre

Yesterday I decided to paint as intuitively as possible, meaning I wanted to mix the paint and put it on the canvas and let it be. This painting, "Red Mountain" is a study of the shear cliffs at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico just a few miles north of Santa Fe. I was visiting Ghost Ranch years ago and in the late afternoon I walked out into the valley and the sun was hitting the cliffs making a grand show of color at the top and then the color turned to purple as the cliffs made a shadow on one another.  The contrast of the orange to purple was such a magnificent sight. Ghost Ranch is one of my favorite places and one that has made for, "A Painting Day".

"Red Mountain" 4x6 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre Sold

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Theresa Paden said...

Very nice abstract quality to this painting. Love the colors.

Kathye said...

Wow!! I love the orange colors! This one caught my attention immediately! I agree with the comment above -- very nice abstract!

LindaHunt said...

Love this one!!!