Last time I was in So. Calif I spent a whole day in San Juan Capistrano taking hundreds of photos. This is a watercolor from one of my photos. I had no idea how difficult it would be to paint a ruin, and I’m seeing mistakes now that it’s on the screen. Funny how that happens. Anyhow, this is the original church which was ruined in an earthquake and they have since built a new one and just left the old ruin there since it’s so picturesque. I liked the juxtaposition of the old and the new growth in the gardens surrounding it.