Old Mission with Olive Trees 24“ x 30“
Emerging beyond the olive trees is the Santa Barbara Old Mission, "Queen of the Missions known for its graceful beauty." Founded on December 4th, 1786, it was the tenth of 21 Franciscan missions in California. This painting was made at the Historical Mission Park in Santa Barbara, standing by the Upper Resevoir, one of the structures built by the Chumash Indians in 1807. It was my intent to capture the flowing olive branches as they flickered in the breeze on that blue sky summer morning.
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