Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cathedral Ruin, Galicia

This empty church, with weeds growing high up on its ornate facade, reminded me of an ancient Hindu temple.

10 comments:

Christine said...

Susan, this painting is a gem! I love the way you juxtaposed the linear man made church steeple next to the organic shape of the trees. They are different, but they share some of the same colors and they "lean" in the same way. Great observations. Thank you for the inspiration!

Christine

Debbi Smith Rourke & James Welcome said...

Wow. Loved your Bonnieux series too - brought back memories. So love Provence and Avignon. Anyway, your fabulously colorful and loose style is so inviitng and pleasing! enjoy!

Linda said...

Lovely colors and nice composition. So interesting to see weeds growing high in the church. Well done!

Susan Abbott said...

Thanks for writing! Yes, that was a new one for me, too, Linda.

Susan Abbott said...

Debbi and James, glad you liked the Bonnieux series. I haven't spent very much time in Avignon--just a day some years back, very hot, trudging around Pope's palace, and up and down side streets looking for a place to have dinner. Funny how the details of the short time one spends somewhere end up creating a total impression. I've painted in Bonnieux many times, as my workshop always visits for a plein air session--great light there, and angles, and views through, up and down alleys--so much to paint.

Susan Abbott said...

Good observations from you, too, Christine! That's exactly what appealed to me about this subject.

natal said...

What a beautiful and colorful work. Thank you for the pleasure of seeing it

Susan Abbott said...

Thanks so much for writing, Natal.

Mojtaba Abtahi... said...

i like the freshness of this work.

blue china studio said...

How beautiful. I love the colors you used and the composition is lovely.