Kathryn Stedham

Cloud Rider at Ghost Ranch


#M53 (miniature)
oil on linen panel
9 x 12 in.
15.5 x 18.5 in. (framed)
I experienced this simple scene during one of my horseback-riding trips to Ghost Ranch. I found myself intrigued by the shapes of the cloud and sunlit mesa and seeing how they related visually to one another. I often study the landscape and clouds in this place and am interested in this relationship between earth and sky. I believe it was the sense of “aliveness” in this changing viewscape that caught my eye.