My sweet friend Mandi took this photo and I just loved it. It is colorful and just says Santa Fe, New Mexico to me. She is a great photographer and has such a wonderful career ahead of her. I remember when I had such enthusiasm about it as she does. She is such a delight and she wants to be the best and I do believe she is certainly getting there. She has been gracious enough to let me use any of her photographs and I am sure you will see more of them down the line.
The painting was done in Painter and I added lots of colors stroke by stroke to it. The top part of the gate door, I think called a header possibly, did bother me composition wise but it is so traditional to have the top piece going over it I just let it stay there.
So here it is and thanks again Mandi for a beautiful photograph.
The Blue Door
I hope you enjoy the painting and seeing what is going on in my world today.