This is a scene of Canyon de Chelley. At the base of the cliffs you can see the ruins of an Anasazi village named Antelope House because of the pictographs of antelopes on the cliff over the ruins. You must hire an Indian guide to tour the canyon, but the trip is well worth it. Notice the Jeep trails on the canyon floor.
I painted this scene several months ago in a larger version to go over our fireplace. This is a smaller version in a different format. Ghost Ranch is a beautiful area--a favorite spot for both artists and hikers.
We have been hiking many times in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge but had never before taken the short hike to this overlook. On our last trip to the refuge, we stopped at a very small parking spot to take the walk over the hill and were amazed at this view of the river. It was late in the afternoon and the trees were alight with the afternoon sun while the shadows provided some dramatic contrast.