Monday, October 28, 2013

Mountain Shadows - Ruth Andre

"Mountain Shadows"
6"x6" oil on canvas
by Ruth Andre

We are visiting Monument Valley in the Navajo Nation and there are no words to describe its beauty. The self guided 17 mile tour was our first outing and what a trip it was. The road was rough and rougher as we made our way through the valley. I took photos along the way as we stopped to enjoy the beauty of the amazing monuments and the wide valley vistas. The painting today was painted at our campsite as the morning shadows fell away with the coming sun. There was way too much to take in so I decided to breathe the air and fill my eyes with the valley and its majestic beauty. The valley visit will make for fabulous memories and "A Painting Day".


martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Une palette de couleurs fantastiques... Nul doute que ce panorama ait aiguisé vos sens... et votre âme d'artiste.
Une bien jolie peinture.
Gros bisous

Bruce B. Hancock said...

Fantastic use of cool and warm colors, Ruth. Such energy! I am envious of your time in one of my favorite places in the West...Monument Valley.

Theresa Paden said...

Wonderful painting, Ruth! I love the colors and texture. So glad you are getting to paint on your trip.

Debora L Stewart said...

Beautiful Ruth. I love these recent landscapes.

Maureen Brookfield said...

These are so beautiful! I love the palette and the amazing textures you've created... bravo!