Sunday, June 23, 2013

San Juan Bautista

This was one of our long distance trips with the paintsites group and it's well worth the drive. There is sooo much subject matter there I didn't even get to look at. We were blessed with excellent weather - not too hot, although it did get devilishly windy later in the day. By the end of the afternoon I was hanging on to my hat, paints, paper...all at once!
This was the view from the Mission looking out over the fields.  The fields weren't this colorful (as you can see from the photo below) but having studied Wayne Thiebaud's work recently I had that in mind.  I like this enough to try a bigger version of it in my studio.

A classic view of the mission bell tower. It actually has 3 bells, but one was hidden from view.