Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mission San Juan Capistrano


20x24 oil on stretched cotton canvas
$600 (email me if interested)
I have a hard time photographing my work. This one seems to be washed out and the previous post you can see dull reflections. I have tried different times of the day and different locations. Anyway, while in California taking Robin Hall's workshop, we visited the mission in San Capistrano. What a beautiful place! Every corner you turn is a photo op or in my case a painting op. I would love to spend many hours there painting on location. Unfortunately I live many miles away and I have to settle painting from photos. One day I want to be able to paint plein aire every where I go. Its going to happen soon.

7 comments:

nancy elstad said...

Hi Kim, This is just beautiful. Love the colors.
I did take a look at Robins website. The color class really looks good but like you I'm in TX, seems so far.

Susan Carlin said...

Hi Kim,
We sure miss your paintings here at the gallery. This new one is breathtaking! Have you thought of entering in the Salon International at the Greenhouse?
Hope all is well these days!

kim shields said...

Nancy, thank you so much, yes California is a long way away. I try to take one workshop a year (I wish I could afford to take more)and Robin's workshop was worth it.

kim shields said...

Hi Susan, thanks for stopping by. You paid me a huge compliment saying I could enter Salon International. I don't think I measure up.

Don Gray said...

Lovely painting, Kim. Do you have Photoshop? I highly recommend it for tweaking photos, among other things.

kim shields said...

Don, I do have Photoshop. I have used it in the past when I need to adjust the level. Thank you.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Hi Kim, Lovely light in this painting, I especially like the perspective.