Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"Mission San Jose"

9 x 12
oil on hardboard
plein air

Mission San Jose is the largest of the San Antonio missions and is considered "Queen of the Missions", founded in 1720 and restored in 1930. I'm ready to put my name on the list for another OPS paint out in San Antonio! Be sure and watch the youtube about the weekend that my husband put together:

Monday, September 17, 2012

"Mission Espada"

9 x 12 plein air
oil on hardboard

Just got back from an Outdoor Painter's Society paint out in San Antonio. Had the joy of seeing, and painting, a few of these beautiful old missions. This is the first painting I did of the San Jose Mission, dated 1731. It is the southernmost mission along the San Antonio River trail of the five missions .

Saturday, September 8, 2012

"Teepee Village"

9 x 12
oil on canvas board, en plein air

Right next to the condos where we were staying in Estes Park, CO is this campground with teepees. Yes, there actually were people staying in them! Loved seeing these Indian tents set amongst the pine trees with the Rockies in the background. If you are a regular visitor to Estes Park, I'm sure you have seen these tepees near one of the entrances to the national park.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

"Rockies at the YMCA'

9 x 12
oil on hardboard, plein air

Found this grouping of mountain foliage near the YMCA camp just west of Estes Park, CO. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

"Taos Adobe"

9 x 12
oil on hardboard, painted en plein air
Available at Adobe Western Art Gallery

We have just retuned from a wonderful two weeks vacation, first in Northern New Mexico, followed by a week in Estes Park, Co. Perfect time to escape the Texas heat. This is one of my plein air paintings in Taos, just around the corner from the house we rented.