FLAMES OVER RUIDOSO is an original 16″ x 20″ (40.64 x 50.8 cm) oil painting on canvas. Several years ago, there were horrendous forest fires in New Mexico, as there are many places over the earth. It is not a pleasant time, but a part of life. I painted it for someone, but when it was finished, many people, knowing I am from Alaska, thought it was the Aurora Borealis, aka Northern Lights. It has received mixed reactions and people see different things when they study it.
If one has ever seen Aurora Borealis, you will know, there is no comparison to the beauty and majesty of the lights dancing across the dark sky in a multitude of color. They occur in the high northern hemisphere and are well worth experiencing the frigid cold of winter in order to glimpse them.
Painted in 2010, this painting has been museum sealed and copyrighted for authenticity. It is framed,, backed, ready to hang with appropriate hardware to be enjoyed for many years to come.