"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gold in the Canyon

20x24 Oil on linen
Where I live here in Northeastern Nevada it is gold country. Gold is in abundance deep down in the ground and gold mining is the main source of income for a lot of families in this territory. The Ruby mountains were named after trappers found red garnets in the 1800's and named the Rubies after their ruby color.....I enjoy watching them turn red in the sunsets most evenings and thought that was why they were named the Ruby Mountains for a very long time. Well, despite the history lesson, I found Gold in the Canyon.

Hope you have a lovely day!


Michelle said...

beautiful!!! Fall is on the horizon despite our HEAT wave!

Kathryn Grider said...

Thank you Michelle, this painting was a struggle for me. And yes, I do smell fall in the air despite the heat!

Susie Galvin said...

Will all your hard work certainly paid off.. The painting is just beautiful.. The focal point is awesome.. You are my favorite..

kgrider03 said...

it is beautiful!!makes me miss home :)