California Missions Series: Carmel Mission Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann
8×10 Oil on Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars
Lower Right – Baumann GV Date Completed: 2013
Carmel Mission, a National Historic Landmark, is a beautiful old stone and stucco Mission located near the town of Carmel, California. It was founded in 1770 by Father Junipero Serra and was the second of the Old Missions that were built along the El Camino Real. It later became the headquarters of the California Mission system. The current appearance of structure resembles what it looked like in the early 1800’s after it was reconstructed and repaired.
When I painted this Mission, it was early in the morning and the gates were locked so I couldn’t go onto the grounds that day. But the morning light reflected beautifully off the stucco walls, and the bell tower glistened with the morning sun. This little painting brings back the peaceful memories of painting on location at the Mission that day.
Stefan Baumann’s One Man Show titled: Reverence: “An Artist’s Tribute to Nature” at The Orland Art Center in Orland, CA, September 2014.
Currently held in the Collection of David Marks and Barbara Ferguson