Wednesday, May 07, 2008

CHURCH, RANCHOS DE TAOS

side view of the front of church
back of church
I've heard this church is the most photographed church in the world.
I'm not sure if it's true, but I think it's probably one that artists really love to paint, because of the massive forms and the beautiful shadows within the walls.
I touched the buttresses, they are adobe fortified with straw and they have a soft crumbly feel.
I thought they would be harder and have a really rough texture. I believe that the parishoners get together and re-mud it every year to keep it maintained.
I could probably try to paint this church a million times and never feel like I got it just right. If the composition is off at all, it's so easily noticeable! But isn't it just beautiful?

1 comment:

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Beautiful pictures -