Plein Air Oil
16 x 12
This was painted in two days at Mission San Jose in San Antonio, Texas. I always paint at this mission when I'm there. I love it, and it's hard to paint! I had to wait until the afternoon to paint the front because it isn't in the light until then. But guess what? Two cloudy days! The light came and went the second day and I recorded the shadows quickly and had to invent some of them. The perspective I chose was very tough, especially to do outdoors. I had to keep redoing and redoing, but I think I finally got it. The doors have changed with the restoration - they used to be greenish.
Plein Air Salon Southwest, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX
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