Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Today we spent the morning at the mission, just a short drive south of Tucson. The weather was a comfortable 70 degrees.  I set up my folding chair in the middle of the courtyard directly in front  of the entrance and began sketching. It was founded as a Catholic mission in 1692 and construction began in 1783 on this Indian Reservation.
It is referred to as "the White Dove of the South."  Children came by and watched. 
Today was a celebration day for many reasons.....

1 comment:

  1. Very good sketch of a complicated and interesting building. Better weather there, too!