Monday, August 2, 2010

Santa Barbara Mission-Dean H.

This is acrylic on gessoed watercolor paper approx 9.75 x 6.5 in.

Here is my entry for Dominique's moleskin. Her theme is gates...pathways...passages.
I thought this fit her theme perfectly...with the mission and illuminated cross symbolizing the most wonderful journey of all.

Hope you like this one, Dominique, and thank you for inviting me into this wonderful group of the Flying Moleskins.

Adebanji sent both Michelle's and Dominique's books to me in one package. So that is how both of these will be sent to you, Vern. They will be on their way today.

The image for this painting comes from the A Day Not Wasted painting challenge for July.
It's hosted by a great photographer and artist, Lee Brown...check it out.


  1. Wow! Could not be more perfect, Dean. Lee's photos are superb, but your painting is glorious.

  2. Dean, another beauty. I can't wait to see these up close. I love the drama that you instill in your paintings. The sky in this one is wonderful, with the colours spilling over into the stonework.

  3. This gate is so perfect and the sky is glorious. I love it . Thank you so much Dean for this wonderful addition to my Flying Moleskins.

  4. Here we go again with another fabulous painting. Love the colors especially the contrast of the oranges and blues! A very, very nice addition to Dominique's book, she will love this for sure!

  5. Fantastic painting, Dean. Wonderful colors and composition.

  6. This is wonderful, Dean!!! The colours just caught my eye off the site! Amazing!

  7. Dean, this is outstanding in every respect...I especially like the colors and the dramatic effect of the light.