"Crossing the Chama"
6"x6"x1.5" oil & mixed media on cradled panel
by Ruth Andre
A few years ago I met a group of artists at Ghost Ranch just north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. We set off one morning and drove north on the dirt roads following along the Chama River. We painted, had a picnic and visited a local monastery. The day was full of adventures and crossing the Chama River made the day totally memorable. The Chama River meanders through the Chama Valley and it is breathtaking. The "Cross" series has been an interesting challenge. I love seeing the cross image come to life in its own way in each painting. It has been, "A Painting Day".