The Church at Ranchos de Taos

The mission church of St. Francis of Assisi at Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico was completed in 1815 and is the most painted church in North America.  Built of mud and straw and wood, with walls 4 feet thick and huge buttresses, it is a force in the landscape.  This is the back end of it, and for me, the favourite angle.  These huge haunches with their curves and beautful sculpted surfaces throw shadows and reflect light in a way that is absolutely bewitching, especially with the brilliant New Mexican sky behind it.  For my painting of the steeples, check out my blog entry in early January.

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