Monday, March 7, 2011

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo
6 x 6 inches
Oil on wood panel.

Taos Pueblo is one of those places you visit, where you know you are seeing something special. It gives you a glimpse back into history.

The Pueblo, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities, and is the largest surviving multistoried Pueblo structure in the United States. Built between 1000 and 1450 A.D. it appears today much like it would have been a millennium ago.

In 1960, Taos Pueblo was designated a National Historic Landmark, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. In 1992, the Pueblo was named by the United Nations to the “World Heritage List,” due to its uniqueness and universal value to the heritage of all mankind.

Approximately 150 people live within the Pueblo full time.

This was a joy to paint, I love the adobe buildings, the brilliant sunshine, and shadows, and oh, the blue of the sky and the mountains.
The painting was exhibited in the juried, 6x6 Inch Squared show in Costa Mesa, California in April 2011.


Brad Miedema said...

Love this! Congratulations on the exhibition! You are very talented. Did you paint this on site? I would love to see an old place like this in person. Very cool!

Bill Brauker said...

Thanks, Brad. We have friends who live in Taos, and we visit a couple of times a year. Taos is a great place, and the pueblo is not far from their house. I painted this from a photo I took.