California - 1980’s

Spanish Missions, Yosemite, San Francisco

 

The Spanish Missions were built centuries ago to provide a center for Spanish emigration into the new world. They also provided a religious shelter and a school for the missionaries to convert the native North American Indian nations. Traveling along the California coast there are 21 missions to visit. Some have been rebuilt and refurbished due to damage from earthquakes and centuries of wear and tear. The San Carlos Borromeo Mission in Carmel and the Santa Barbara Mission both are classic Spanish designs. These Spanish Missions are perfect subjects for me. I can use different mediums to capture the architectural texture in the painting. 

Carmel Mission
Carmel Mission

Pastel on Paper

El Capitan Yosemite Park
El Capitan Yosemite Park

Oil on Canvas

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco

Water Color on Paper

Santa Barbara Mission Arches
Santa Barbara Mission Arches

Pastel on Paper

Carmel Mission Garden
Carmel Mission Garden

Pastel on Paper

Santa Barbara Mission
Santa Barbara Mission

Pastel on Paper