California Series Original Oil Paintings

The Carmel Mission : 11\
The Carmel Mission
11" x 14", Oil on Panel. This is the most beautiful of all the California Missions. When I first saw it, I felt like I was back in ancient Rome. This is the first of two paintings I did of the mission; I painted it from the side in the evening, at sunset, and returned the next morning to paint it from the front. 80 year old Elizabeth O'Donnell, visiting from Michigan, and her lovely daughters, saw me painting the night before, and when they returned the next morning, and saw me again, they snatched the morning painting right from the easel ! A big hello to them, if they happen to read this !