Celebrating Southwest Style
August is winding down and the festivities from Indian Market in Santa Fe have ended. I thought this might be a wonderful time to share some of my Southwest inspired art with you. If you've been following my website and blog, you know how much I love Santa Fe. Many of my art pieces were inspired by the numerous trips to the area over the years.
"Canyon's Chorus" was inspired by our 2014 trip to Santa Fe and the Northern New Mexico area. I'm always taken back by the beauty of the canyons, especially in and around Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch, where Georgia O'Keeffe made her homes.
The architecture in Santa Fe is simple, natural and romantic, unlike any other place I've visited. We stayed in a small, adobe styled "casita" during our visit. Our one bedroom casita was perfection down to it's wood burning fireplace. This painting was inspired by the beautiful adobe homes we passed on our daily walks in the Canyon Road area.
I am obsessed with the color turquoise, turquoise stones and Santa Fe. Of course I had to paint an abstract with a turquoise door. When I began this painting it was NOT with the intent of it being this subject. But halfway through the process I saw a door forming and knew it was calling to be turquoise.
We enjoy collecting unique crosses from New Mexico, Mexico and Central America and have them displayed on our walls. I was inspired to paint "Faith" after a friend had a painting party for her birthday and asked me to help instruct the painting session. My friend wanted everyone to paint a cross. I must say we all had a great time and the Holy Spirit was with me when I created this one.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing a few of my southwest inspired paintings friends. Not too bad coming from a Florida girl who yearns to live in Santa Fe.
Thank you for taking time to visit. I love reading your posts and comments so please feel free to leave one. And don't forget to tell your friends about me please. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and week to come my friends.