As I’ve wandered around New Mexico, the many old style chapels have caught my attention. Thought I’d share some with you.
They’re often very old with accompanying defects that add charm. Slightly askew lines, faded colors and varied textures combine for interesting visual affects.
They have a similar appeal as old run down barns provide for the artist’s eye. Or perhaps like gnarly trees and craggy rocks? Good subject material for paintings.
Some are new and built with the colonial or pueblo style adobe features. Still, the look has a certain character that is appealing. Hope you enjoy them too.
Location: Mostly small towns
Scene: Chapels, subjects
Those would all make good subjects for paintings.
Yes, I had the same idea.
I think they lend themselves well to photography.
A good photographer could do a better job capturing them, I’m sure.
We visited these chapels and many more during our 5 years in Santa Fe. I use to donate 3 – 4 paintings a year to a company called Cornerstone who’s prime business was to rejuvenate historic chapels throughout NM. The art work was auctioned every year – at least during our 5 years in NM
That was very generous of you Dick.
You may need to settle for a few days and start some paintings.
You’ve got that right. It’s in the plan.