Saturday, October 11, 2014

Crossing the Chama - Ruth Andre


"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".

5 comments:

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Your painting sure does capture the desert, heat, color, turquoise river and even the Christ in the Desert monastery you visited. Isn't it an amazing place?
I feel such a bonding with the environment when I go there to paint. You have captured with paint a solidity of form with a spiritual basis.
Wonderful!

Ruth Andre said...

Julie, Your comment has made my day. Thank-you so much.

Sue Marrazzo said...

YOUR colors tell a story, along with the design!

Debs said...

You certainly captured the day in one beautiful painting.

Theresa Paden said...

I am really enjoying your cross series and this one is a favorite!