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.
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