One of the followers of this blog asked why I was so reverent in my painting of the missions, and yet loose and freer when painting trucks or fruit etc. I didn't really have a good answer other than, "well, the missions are just big white boxes." It got me thinking, maybe I should try some faster and looser mission paintings. This is 9x12, so I used a bigger brush, and limited myself to 45 minutes. I think it took less. Not sure.
I'm gonna do a series of these. The reference photos are from the mission in the town of Sonoma.