Study of Church in Moonlight by Michael Ome Untiedt
Oil on Linen Panel
11" x 14"
16" x 19" (framed)
I painted this as a demo for an art group...showing my approach to controlling the palette when painting a nocturne. This church is in the San Luis valley of southern Colorado. It is the church of San Acacio, constructed in 1842 and the oldest standing church in Colorado. Years ago the church was renovated by the parish, led by a dear friend, Father Pat Valdez. I can't think of this church without thinking of Father Pat, and how a man of quiet demeanor and kindness of heart, can leave such an indelible affect upon a community. Oh, but could we all leave such beautiful testimonial of our passing through this life...what a treasure our existence would reflect.