New Mexico Village Church - 8" x 10" Oil on Masonite
I painted this little church on Route 50 between Santa Fe and Las Vegas, NM years ago in pastels. At the time I took the first photo, this picturesque little church had a turquoise roof. The next time we drove by it, someone had put a new red roof on it. My favorite color is turquoise, but I decided to paint this with the red roof and added much more reds and pinks in the building than are actually there. I decided to stay true to the roof color and use some artistic flair on the building.