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