Many of the oldest structures in Santa Fe were an integration of the wall and the residence into one structure. Often the gardens and other open air features of the property were surrounded by these wall/hacienda constructions. Later, architecture began to have the walls built away from the main building with the home in the center and the walls constructed as a perimeter protective element.
Just as every wall is different from the next one, so is the life being lived behind those walls. I have depicted a few varieties through painting styles and colors. Also, to further emphasize the separation of the walls, the light source in Walls #1 and #4 is from left to right and the light source in Walls #2 and #3 is from right to left. A subtle difference, but one that should at least register with the viewer on a sub-conscious level when studying the painting in person.
I haven’t decided what the next painting will be but two of the next paintings for this particular Collection will be titled: “Rain Dance” and “Ghost Dancers.” Both paintings will be very challenging for me due to their “abstract” composition.