Esbozo de una antigua misión española en Nuevo México

[Guest post by Erik Madsen in Santa Fe, New Mexico] Located about half way between Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico is the old Spanish village of Las Trampas. The centerpiece of the community is the beautiful San Jose de Gracia Church, completed in 1776. The church is very well noted for its Spanish Colonial mission […]

Invierno en San Francisco

Hi from Fog City! The Californian drought meant we’ve had an uncharacteristically dry winter but it has allowed for frequent sketch outings around the city.  The cemetery at Mission Dolores is a peaceful, contemplative place to draw in.  Deep in the Mission, on 24th street.  I always love sketching in Japantown. You can find great […]

Misión de San José

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Mission San José on the south side of San Antonio. The mission was founded in 1720, and has remained an active parish continuously for almost 300 years. That’s pretty old for the United States, especially west of the Mississippi River. by Paul Heaston