Last week I began a painting based on a photo I took of the SLO Mission bells.
For those of you inquiring minds, here’s a little background on the Mission:
Founded September 1, 1772 by Father Junipero Serra
Named for Saint Louis, Bishop of Toulouse, France, this Mission is located in the middle of downtown San Luis Obispo at the corner of Monterey and Chorro Street. It marks nearly the halfway point along the California Mission Chain. It’s sometimes known as the Mission in the Valley of Bears, located close to The Los Osos area because bear meat is what saved the Mission from starvation (see referenced link).
Truth be told, this collage/painting started in one direction, but I wasn’t really liking where it was headed or the color scheme. I do that sometimes! It can take a few tries for me. So here’s how this one started:
When I came back to it a week later, I decided to cover up the original painting with a whole new texture and color scheme.