Sunday, October 28, 2012

Time for Work after much play

I have to admit, I have been 'playing ' alot these last few months! Touring Jackson Hole, experiencing Montana for the first time, staying at Glacier National Park, exploring Cody, Wyoming, and back at Yellowstone National Park, followed by a week in the Black Hills of SD, in a quaint cabin, while reconnecting with  a dear artist friend...............whew!

Tons of photos and so much new experiences that my head is still spinning; the glorious peaks in Glacier, getting to spend a morning with wild mustangs in SD, close up photos of a bull moose near Jackson....well, so you get to experience it , too, I am posting a few of those photos.

...till next time. Hope you follow along and enjoy the journey.....Ruth Ann

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Show open.....reception Oct. 25

Finally; the large format landscape paintings of the west are hung and on display. Curt Beuthe's Arizona-inspired pottery is a great compliment to them. There sure is a lot of color in that gallery right now! Fall hues of deep orange and glowing golden yellows along with some crisp clean blue skies and water sure feed the soul. For whatever reason, when I see colors like that, my heart goes pitty pat!

"Aspens among the Tetons"   29 x 50" oil on canvas.......$995
I just returned to this very spot with my husband last week. What a difference! This year those aspens have no leaves, the grass is almost non-existant and the Teons are shrouded in smoke from the fires still burning around the Jackson Hole area.
All the more reason I feel blessed to have seen this sight and then captured it on canvas for prosperity!
I would love to see you at the opening on Thursday, October 25, from 5:30 - 7:30......

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Plein Air Magazine article

Getting an opportunity to paint in an incredible place such as Glacier National Park doesn't happen every day, so when the invite to extend our stay in MT so we could, I jumped at the chance. Painting with Wanda Mumm and Terry Smith was a great adventure! It was extremely windy on the mountain and luckily I could tighten my chin strap and had my Soltek easel. It never wavered in the wind!

Check out the blurb on Outdoor in the article written by Steve Doherty....if you aren't signed up for their newsletter, feel free to do that while you are on the is FREE..

We saw so many inspirational landscapes and wildlife that it is hard to settle down and choose one to paint but the grizzlies stand at the top of the list. Especially so as I purchased a bracelet with a bear paw print on and told my fellow artists, " We ARE going to see grizzlies while we are here!".

Not only did we see them once but FOUR times! What a memory!