Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Moonlight on the Mission

"Moonlight on the Mission"___12 x 12 oil on linen gallery wrap____$650
Here is a show piece, delivered today to an exhibit in Austin at the Hill Country Bible Church Gallery. It depicts La Bahia Mission in Goliad...a very historical place where a great tragedy took place, regarding Texas Independence. It is a hallowed Texas landmark. This is what it usually looks like as I pass by on the way to teach in Rockport. I'll be going down in a little over a week to teach on Jan. 17. If you are from the Austin Area, plan to come with me and a couple other artists, leaving on Friday the 16th. We'll stop here for a few photos and some plein air painting. e-mail for info vvaughan8@yahoo.com
(sidebar: I had 1 canvas to paint for this show, and forgot that I had already told them what I would paint. So I started a farm/cow painting, and then realized that there was no way to alter it to fit this title, so I painted the mission OVER the cow painting. TWO FOR ONE paintings if you want it!)