Ruby Chard Two

Title: Ruby Chard Two, Medium: Watercolor on Arches Hot Press Paper, Size: 23 x 30 Inches

Ruby Chard Two is an important work, a critical turning-point piece which is the second to be completed in phase two of Montana’s body of work Exquisite Paintings on the Nature of Flowers. This painting marks the beginning of a new phase of Montana's work dating from early 2018. Inspired by the colorful and contrasting colors of the vegetable garden, a vibrant patch of ruby chard was the inspiration for this somewhat more abstract work with psychedelic overtones.

Excerpt: “I imagine this is how the plants see themselves... The restrictions we have upon sight are based upon what we think, not what we would experience if we removed the filters. We know that everything is energy. Science now confirms what mystics have claimed for thousands of years. It's all actually undulating fields of light and color. The quantum field is alive and moving and it’s visible to the receptive eye."

This painting is all about the happiness and fulfillment that occurs naturally when we allow ourselves to be liberated from the unnecessary limitations of the conditioned mind. With freedom as its overall energetic signature, Ruby Chard Two moves the viewer toward a joyful space that's playful, untamed, and un-namable. The perfect kind of wild. Authenticity, untamed & wild, playfulness, and joy are some of her key signatures. The marks of which are embedded in this work of art. Let this artwork sing in your space.


More chard, please. Looking at the red, green and yellow vegetable in a garden setting gave me a sense of exuberance I knew I'd want to paint this plant again, and again. If you look carefully you'll find nature spirits among her fronds. Can you see them? Learn more about this painting in the article links below.

• Read Article: Ruby Chard Two inception and process. 
• Continued in depth here: The Story Behind Ruby Chard Two and It's Special Significance

Fine Art Reproductions
• Giclee Prints of Ruby Chard Two
Posters and Small Prints