I have always loved bold colors in painting, so I decided to let my Pop Art vibe run wild with this one. The blue on the painting is actually somewhat darker than in the photo, but I can't get the photo to match it correctly, so you'll just have to use your imagination.
If you ever get anywhere near Taos, New Mexico, be sure to visit the Taos Peublo. It 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 multi-storied Pueblo structure in the United States. Built between 1000 and 1450 A.D. it appears today much like it would have 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.
If you visit and get a little tired of the ancient life, you can go down the road a half mile from the church and try your luck at the casino.
I think I'm done with this one. I will put it up on the wall to look at it for awhile, then decide for sure. This painting was based on a wonderful image shot by a Swiss photographer, Dani Fehr. He graciously allowed me to use it. You can see more of his work at http://artofdan70.deviantart.com/ or at http://www.artofdan.com/.
I've been working on and off, (mostly off) on this painting over the past couple of years. I have had it hanging on the wall for a few months now and have decided it is done. I worked from a photo I took of Notting Hill Station in London a few years ago. I just loved the interplay of the brilliant sunlight and the shadows.
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“...one doesn't paint a landscape, a seascape, a figure; one paints the effect of a time of day on a landscape, a seascape, or a figure.” --Edouard Manet
Seated Nude, 1973
21 X 25 inches, oil on canvas
45 X 55 inches, oil on canvas
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