Friday, December 17, 2010

Sanctuary - Mission San Jose


14x11 oil on panel

Ask Tidewater Gallery about this painting.

I don't do many interiors, but I like them a lot. Maybe its just that I don't like empty spaces. This is Mission San Jose in San Antonio. Its the first stop on the mission trail, if you are going to start from the visitor's center! What I love about these missions is that most are active parish churches still and people attend services there just as in old days. They are still loved and used and amazing spaces.

12 comments:

Virginia Floyd said...

Really beautiful, Robin. I love the muted tones in the walls, and the deep, rich tones of the wood. Great light coming from the upper windows. Very nice!

Kate Merriman said...

Gorgeous.

Kathy Cousart said...

This is very serene and beautiful. You did a wonderful job and it does not feel empty- feels peaceful and like a special place. Colors are awesome.

Julie Hill said...

Robin, this painting is so gorgeous and most ethereal...I just feel the depth and history. well done!

suzanneberry said...

oh robin, this is breathtaking. it's so sargentesque it scares me! i'm blown away by this, stunning.

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful, an uncluttered holy space. Can't quite figure out why, but the image of Sargent's "Fumee D'Ambris Gris" came to my mind.

Tammy Hext said...

I agree with everyone else, absolutely gorgeous! It feels like a holy space.

Kathy Hodge said...

lovely - great brushwork

SUZY MORGAN said...

Beautiful Interior ..... do more .... I love this !

Marian Fortunati said...

Gorgeous..
Amazing how you convey so much with such deft brushwork...

Trudy R. Gomez said...

I love this. The serenity is breathtaking. You've captured a moment in time - takes me back there.

Simon Shawn Andrews said...

very nice piece

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