Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mountain View - Ruth Andre

"Mountain View"
5"x7" oil on canvas
by Ruth Andre

I spent a few days in Joshua Tree, California with my husband and dog, Sadie. I love the desert but find it almost alien and a landscape that one needs to spend time with to feel at home. I had several things to do while in Joshua Tree and started this plein air painting late in the afternoon. The colors of the surrounding mountains just glowed in the late afternoon light. We are taking a trip with our small RV trailer. It is cozy to say the least but tons of fun. The cactus photo below represents one of the reasons I love the desert. The colors found in the desert are amazingly subtle. It has been a great day and "A Painting Day".

On the Trail in Joshua Tree 

Desert Color - Yum


LindaHunt said...

Love the subtle transition of color in this painting.

suzanneberry said...

Wow! wonderful painting and post! thanks for sharing this with us. looks like a great time. i'm envious!

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

So Pretty!
Ruth...this has so much life to it...NICE!

Theresa Paden said...

Beautiful colors in your painting and so fun to see you in the photo with your Airstream!