Monday, October 29, 2012

Old Wooden Door

Santa Fe Fling
Old Wooden Door
Oil 6" x 6"
$100.00 + $10. s/h

I loved this old house and door on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.  Canyon Road has lots of great galleries, but it has wonderful architecture.  Every building is unique, every tucked away garden makes you want to sit and rest, every door makes you want to push it open.

In case you missed last Mondays intro to our Santa Fe Fling, here's a re-cap of what I posted then:  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:


CrimsonLeaves said...

Adobe structures have never been my favorite sort of architecture, but this one sure looks homey and I love it. I am especially struck by the sliding shutters. I've seen those before, though not often and think they are really cool. Hominess is brought in by the shutters, the plants and flowers and I really want to see the inside of this beautiful place!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

This is a fantastic painting!! Not only interesting subject, but lovely brush work. So inviting. You and Kelley rock! This one will sell fast.

Celeste Bergin said...

great job of showing off the wooden door....I'm looking forward to the next installment :)

Pam Holnback said...

Sherry, thank you. I think that adobe structures look great in Santa Fe and other places int he west. I'm w. you about the inside. I'd love to go to Santa Fe for a home tour!

Thank you Debbi. This was a fun one!

Celeste, Thanks so much. The doors in Santa Fe are so cool!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Love what you and Kelley are doing, great concept, and beautiful work!