Surprising Santa Fe: Churches

Continuing on the theme of adobe buildings, here are some churches.

The San Miguel Chapel, the oldest standing church in the United States, dates back to either 1628 or 1610, depending on whether you go by written or oral history. Adobe buildings are so forgiving to draw: big shapes, rounded corners and imperfect surfaces all textured and quite lovely…


This is the Santuario de Chimayó, believed to have healing powers. I sat pretty unceremoniously in the middle of the walkway to draw this view of it through the adobe gateway.

This last church is the main church in downtown Santa Fe, the only non-adobe building I sketched. Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi is lovely enough, I just wasn’t as fascinated by it as I was with the adobe buildings. I think you can tell from my sketch 🙂


And that’s the last of my posts from New Mexico

Here are links to all of the earlier posts:

New Mexico, land of surprises
Surprising Santa Fe: Meow Wolf
Surprising Santa Fe: Chili Peppers and Stormy Skies
Surprising Santa Fe: Flamenco?
Surprising Santa Fe: Potter’s Pink Adobe

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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2 Responses to Surprising Santa Fe: Churches

  1. janowrite says:

    What beautiful artwork! Love it!


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