We were humbled by the quality of work produced. Brazilian artist Deladier Almeida, Elizabeth Tucker, and many more were who I met in passing.
In my painting of the mission, there was a constant struggle with light. The facade was dark while the main mission structure was a more intense pinkish color. During the process of painting, the mission structure seemed to come forward and the bell tower facade seemed to recede. The next time I'd look up, it would seem to be the opposite, and a struggle for this artist. All in all, I was happy with this painting. Like so many times, my next painting was a frisbee, never to be seen again. But, that is part of the process. Take risks and fly or flop, avoiding the safe comforts of familiarity.
|California Art Club participants|
|"Mission San Antonio de Padua", 12" x 16"|
plein air oil, Currier, $1600