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 .


  1. Lovely old mission church and beautifully painted.

  2. This just appeals to me on so many levels, Ann. Your composition is beautiful, your brush strokes amazing (especially in the building itself), and your palette - gorgeous.

  3. Nice Ann! Great job on the stone work and my favorite part is how you painted the foliage/flowers in the foreground.