Wednesday, September 4, 2013

"Carmel Mission" (oil on linen; 8" x 10") sold


The Carmel Mission, from the late 18th century, is a Roman Catholic mission church in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA.  I had the reference photo printed out six years ago and sat on it.  I have painted two other paintings of this beautiful place before, but the Mission's architecture with the two nonidentical bell towers was trickier.  Now it's Day Four of Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 Challenge.  I decided to be brave.  What do you think of my efforts?

"Carmel Mission Garden Gate" (acrylic, 14" x 18"; sold

"Saintly Garden at Carmel Mission" (oil, 5" x 4"; sold)

If you send me your pictures to, I may make paintings out of them.  How fun is that!  At the end of September, I will do a drawing and one lucky person wins a free painting.  You can buy the painting anytime, but there is no obligation.  Thanks!


  1. I think your efforts are really paying off. I love buildings/architecture and see that you must have some architectural least good training in perspective. You are very good.

  2. These are gorgeous! Very talented! :D

  3. Beautiful paintings! What a wonderful place to paint!