I was posting a blog on Profiles and remembered I had promised to post two of my new paintings here having only posted two before. Promise kept. Avid readers may note that the first one is a duplicate of the Manzano Mission painted in 11 x 14 format but this one in daylight as opposed to moonlight - or dawn rather than sunset. I often do my mission churches in diagonal as well as rectangular format.
I could argue that my diagonal mission church paintings are merely a novelty but they are a novelty that sells. And it is not just to collectors looking for something new. I think turning the canvas on point occupies more space. Ergo a smallish painting looks larger on the wall and seems like better value for the money.
As for repeating subjects I defend that with Monet and his waterlilies. And there are just a finite amount of old mission churches in New Mexico (though I am continually amazed when I find a new one) but there are four seasons and an infinite number of cloud formations. Thus every "repeat" of a church is new. I have done the church below before but this is the first time in spring.
Certainly no different than flowers or self-portrait or your mistress again and again. Though I must admit with Picasso he did change mistresses a lot.