March 27, 2009

Mission Veranda



Acrylic on Canvas Board

I don't know that this part of a mission structure is called a "veranda" but I'm too lazy to look it up. I don't even remember which mission this is. I think it's the one near Solvang. I was inspired by one of Kevin McPhearson's demos on getting into the different cool and warm areas in a shadow composition like this, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. 

4 comments:

Gevin Shaw said...

Have you been watching Survivors again? A shadow at the end of the veranda, a pair of empty boots, an unrecognizable smudge by a palm tree, ruined dreams, this wasted land. Where are the people? There's something about Nicholas that tells me you don't really care for children. Maybe it just needs painting some of them.

Interesting that you paint the missions in a different style than the secular subjects. More "refined," less prominence given to the brush stroke. It's not reference, is it?

Edward Burton said...

Beautiful job, Gringo! I believe it is Mission Santa Inez.

SPIA said...

Love the perspective and you nailed the arch light cast on floor.

gringo zero said...

Mr. Burton is quite correct. It is Santa Inez. I took a lot of pictures when I was there.