Tuesday, February 10, 2009

San Juan Capistrano

5" x 7"
archival CP paper

I was much taken by the Mission at San Juan Capistrano--I think I could have sketched and painted there for days. Here, you see the shadowy view through one of the buildings, a cool refuge within thick adobe walls. It's a place rich with history and feeling--explore it in person if you can, or check out their website: http://www.missionsjc.com/

This one was done as a demonstration for my upcoming North Light book, the 21st century version of Watercolor Tricks & Techniques. (The original version was done in 1988--many new techniques, materials and surfaces since then!) See what techniques you can discern here...

I only had time for this one sketch on-site, in my journal, and of course it's not for sale:

This painting is offered un-matted and unframed to keep costs down. It will come to you carefully wrapped via Priority Mail, in the US.
Insurance included in the shipping cost



  1. This is where I went to mass, in the older church. And though now a Buddhist, if I lived here, I would chose a Spanish mass and go frequently. Love your art . . .

  2. Oh, it's a lovely place! And thank you so much...notice of your comment went to my old email, not sure why.


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