Peace Be With You
by Sue Zelko
Oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas, of the bell tower of the historic and miraculous Chimayo Chapel in New Mexico. The earth floor of the chapel is said to have healing powers. This painting was done with the late afternoon sun casting dramatic light and shadow patterns
The bell tower of the famous Chimayo Chapel in New Mexico rises above the shaded maroon-leafed trees growing alongside the church. The late afternoon sunlight is casting dramatic shadows, and a soft gray dove is perched on a broken beam extending from the arched bell-tower window. The bell tower is one of two towers that flank the facade of the church. The matching tower is visible behind the bell tower, which is pictured from the back side angle. The scene is one of peaceful tranquility.