Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Ridge Ride - Ruth Andre

"The Ridge Ride"
Triptych - 3 panels each 6x4 inches

"The Ridge Ride #1"
6x4 inches, oil on archival canvas panel

"The Ridge Ride #2," 6x4 inches oil on archival canvas panel

"Trail of Tears #3", 6x4 inches, oil on archival canvas panel

When I would horseback ride the back woods of Missouri the riders would follow what was called "The Ridge". It was higher ground that made its path through the woods giving an elevated view and a good vantage point to see what else maybe in the woods. The Civil War soldiers with their horses and  cannons followed the ridge route. As I rode along the ridge I felt the spirits of the many that had been there before me. It was a spiritual place. Thinking of the ridge has made for, "A Painting Day".

"The Ridge Ride" 6x12 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre

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