Monday, October 22, 2012

Let's Peek Inside!

Santa Fe Fling
Let's Peek Inside!
8" x 6"  Oil

Santa Fe is famous for many things, one of them being its' old adobe architecture and wooden doors.  I've been there many times, it's just under five hours from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe.  I was there most recently several weeks ago for a workshop.  While there I headed to Canyon Road several times.  I photoed doors and buildings on that road as well as in several neighborhoods while driving around with Kelley MacDonald.

Kelley and I became friends four years ago in Santa Fe at a workshop, saw each other again two years ago in Austin at a workshop, and again last month.  (Many of the same people were in all three workshops...we planned it that way!)  We both love the doors and buildings, said that we wanted to paint them, got to talking about it and we're both going to be posting our Santa Fe influenced pieces every Monday.  So, hope you like these doors, and look for our next "Santa Fe Fling" paintings next week!

Here's Kelley's door!  But you've got to go to her blog!  Her paintings are wonderful!


Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Great idea, you two!! Love them both. I also love doors and portals - have a a portal board on Pinterest.

Celeste Bergin said...

two great doors....thanks for showing them. Lovely light and shade.

martinealison said...

Que ce soit vous ma chère ou Kelley vous nous entrouvrez la porte du bonheur en nous permettant d'admirer vos belles oeuvres.
Gros bisous à toutes les deux.

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Debbi. I'll have to check out your Pinterest board.

Celeste. Thank you. Light and shade are what we paint!

Merci Martine. La porte du bonheur ... ce une bonne description. Pourrait être un titre de un peinture.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Love the worn paint on your door, Pam. It gives it a wonderful patina, so perfect for a desert structure.

Fay Terry said...

This is going to be fun and I will look forward to Mondays! This first door of yours is wonderful, I love the color combination and strong shadow.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Lovely painting Pam, and one of the places I have on my "must visit" list. Sounds like you and Kelley are having fun.

Pam Holnback said...

Sherry, thank you. The door was fun! Figuring how faded and dirty was the trick. But, really it's just grays.

Thank you Faye. This will be fun! We took so many photos, this could go on for awhile!

Carol, Thank you. Definatley you've got to get there some time! It is so unique and has it's own atmosphere!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, love the door series, beautiful work! Can hardly wait for more!

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Love that turquois blue on your door! Just beautiful!