Thursday, December 15, 2011

St. Rose of Lima Chapel

11x14 Oil on stretched canvas
$200.00 (unframed)

This is a little something new for me...but I think I really like it.
I was sitting in the waiting room at a doctor's office thumbing through a magazine and I saw this tiny photo of a painting. The image was about an inch square; a corner of a barn with minimal landscaping around it. The painting was done in what I call (because I don't know the correct term) color block style.

As small as this image was it immediately caught and held my attention. The barn was bright yellow, the sky was a shocking blue and the ground was flat (I guess you realize I don't remember the color of the ground...but it was flat).

I knew I wanted to give this a try and I knew what my subject matter would be. This little chapel is a landmark in my home town. Sadly, today only portions of the wall exist, the rest has succumbed to time and weather. But its design its very basic and boxy and that "squareness" is echoed in its gate. Perfect!


Gerald Schwartz said...

My I do like this... Your coloring and the tone in this is quiet strong, very deliberate in placement of shadows... Very nice little lady, very nice indeed.. : )

Christina Fajardo said...

Awww... it makes my sad that that little church is falling down. You are a wonderful painter!

I was in St Louis for Christmas. I forgot you were in MO! By the way, I say the Lord's Prayer every day and and every time I say it,it has a new meaning.

Thanks for stopping my my blog today.

Cara said...

Thanks Gerald

Cara said...

Thank you Christina - I was in Albuquerque for Christmas - wish I could have stayed.