A few days in Taos leave no doubt as to why the town has been home to so many famous artists. Subject matter is almost limitless.
First, there’s the old-time Spanish Plaza, surrounded by classic buildings. Then there’s the historic San Francisco de Asis church, which was completed in 1815. Also the nearby Taos Pueblo, a tradition Native American village that shows where the “Pueblo Revival Style” of architecture came from. And finally, there’s the looming backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo (Spanish for “Blood of Christ”) Mountains fronted by rustic cattle ranches and lush pastures that glow in the incomparable New Mexico sunlight.
Just a quick look at this classic scene as I drove by one morning, and I knew I had to paint it!
The original acrylic painting was sold to a private collector by an art gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Prints and note cards are available at FineArtAmerica.com.
This painting and all reproductions of it are © Bernard Marks. No unauthorized use is permitted. All rights reserved.