- In this Southwestern Landscape
Painting, "Las Trampas," an original oil on panel,
I was inspired by the abstract qualities of the backside of the
old Adobe Church in Las Trampas New Mexico. The adobe architecture
in Northern New Mexico is especially pleasing to the eye with
its rounded corners and bowed weight bearing walls with spouted
facades and soft shadows. The mud-covered walls seem alive with
all the mud cracks, straw, and wear from the elements. With the
lack of straight lines these old structures seem so calm and
so removed from this century. I wonder if a person could press
their ear against the wall and listen to the echoes of thoughts
and prayers from the heart to God, which have permeated the earthen
walls in this place of worship.
- Additionally, I 'm pleased to
say, I'm a friend of the collector..