Saturday, January 26, 2013

Rio Chama - Ruth Andre

"Rio Chama"
8x8x1.5 inches, oil on panel
by Ruth Andre

While in New Mexico there is no escaping the beautiful turquoise waters as you pass through the canyon areas. Driving north from Santa Fe to Abiquiu, the cliffs rise up for what seems forever with their red shear sides reflecting into the waters below. It is truly a grand sight to see and you feel so blessed to be there, even if it is for just a few days. Recently I joined the the Encaustic Art Institute to take part in the oil and wax association activities and to show at their gallery in Cerrillos, New Mexico. The grandeur and happenings in New Mexico has made for, "A Painting Day".


Sue Marrazzo said...

What a Beauty!

Ruth Andre said...

Thank-you, Sue for your comment.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

That sounds like a very interesting and fun workshop. I can't wait to see what you'll do putting the materials to use!

This lovely image is very evocative, especially with your description.

Theresa Paden said...

Beautiful interpretation of the red cliffs and turquoise water. Makes me want to go to New Mexico!

Ruth Andre said...

Diana, The Encausti Art Institute is not a class but a gallery for wax artists. I am very excited to be a part of the group. Thank-you so much for your comment on Rio Chama.

Ruth Andre said...

Theresa, I agree. Just thinking about New Mexico makes me want to go for a visit as well. Thank-you for your comment.