Saturday, June 07, 2008

One more time...


SOLD

I like this much better, and its much closer to the original chapel built by don Celso Baca to honor his mother. Although I couldn't determine an exact date that the chapel was build, Celso Baca is credited for founding Santa Rosa (New Mexico) after he settled int he area in the early 1860's. Unfortunately this little gem has succumbed to the elements. It's remaining walls can still be viewed on State Highway 91 that winds through Santa Rosa on it's way to Puerto de Luna.
This photo dates back to about 1930


Details of the brushstrokes used to render the church.
So, did I save it? I think so - I love it.

10 comments:

bookbabie said...

Yes, it looks great Cara, just enough detail while retaining that painterly feel.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Lilli..."painterly", he he he...I love it1

rob ijbema said...

yes,good improvements cara.
it has got that old feel from that b/w photo.
sometimes i get into that flow,sometimes...
most of the time it is just hard work.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Rob and you are so right - its usually hard work for me. Sometimes I wonder how something I love so much can be so frustrating. But when something goes right (accidently or not) its a rush.

Sandy said...

Such soft colors. Very very nice Cara.. I like it a lot.

s

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Sandy

A.Decker said...

The foreground is more natural looking now, and the building actually rests on the ground. I think you got it.
Good job!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thank you very much Mr. Decker.

Gerald Schwartz said...

I love this to.. But You, You must love the process.. The subject is the vehicle to express the process and that my lady you have done..

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Gerald - thank you for visiting again and for your comment. I will be rolling this over in my mind for a while. I have two canvases in the "underpainting" stage and won't be able to return to the easle until Monday - plenty of time to think...