Friday, October 17, 2008


"Mission San Juan" 11" x 14" oil on canvas

Its been awhile since my last blog. Major computer viruses
killed my computer so it has taken some time to get things
back to normal. But here I am with some new work and new
ideas for the blog.

I grew up in San Antonio, Texas which is the center of all
things in Texas history. My grandparents home was a historic
stagecoach stop north of town. I am a descendant of Quanah
Parker who was the last Comanche chief to fight against the U.S.
and who signed the peace agreements between the Comanches
and the United States. That's a long-winded way of saying I
have roots to San Antonio.

My work is shown in Nanette Richardson Gallery in San Antonio
and it provides me the opportunity to paint one of my favorite
subjects, the missions. There are five missions in all, the most
famous being the Alamo. Mission San Juan, pictured above,
is one of the remote missions. I painted Mission San Juan
early one morning en plein air. Enjoy!