Shadows and Lace
I've just completed a new piece in the Santa Chi Collection, entitled “Shadows and Lace”. It features the "Little Church", which I previously interpreted in the Santa Fauve Collection as Magic Dirt--Sacred Land.The secondary theme of this painting is trees (with the Santuario de Chimayo as the primary focus). Even though Winter is my least favorite of the four seasons (unless I am living in a Mediterranean-type climate), the twelve paintings of the initial Santa Chi Collection will all depict a wintertime scene. Rather than focus on how depressing I personally find leafless trees during cold weather, I chose to highlight the “lacey” qualities presented in their bare branch silhouettes. Another dramatic accent, no matter the season, is the shadowing of the trees – even more detailed during times of leafless winter.I am now “slinging paint” on another painting for the Santa Fauve Collection titled Seventh Chakra.
Little Church at Chimayo
I am currently working on a painting for the Santa Chi Collection of the little church at Chimayo - "Santuario de Chimayo." I have already interpreted it in the Santa Fauve Collection as "Magic Dirt - Sacred Land." As soon as I complete this current painting I will begin working on a painting for the Santa Fauve Collection titled "7th Chakra" - this will be my 9th painting since July 2009.
David von Braun has spent the last 30 years living in the most dynamic and inspiring cities in the United States. Throughout his career as an artist and designer, David's spiritual journey has informed his work, and is the primary drive behind his life as an artist and the current Collections.
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