12 x 16 x 0.25 in., Raymar panel
I painted this piece over several hours in the front courtyard of Mission San Juan Capistrano. I wanted the statue of Father Serra to be one of the main focal points along with the rose bush with red roses. All the flowers were blooming and it seemed almost overwhelming to paint all the splashes of color, so I concentrated on just a few highlights, so the Mission itself would stand out. After all, the Mission was what was important.