|Chapel Fountain 4x6 Monotype with Watercolor|
Up at the San Luis Obispo Mission de Tolosa, there is a sweet little garden just off to the right of the main entrance. An old fountain flutters with birds, and an assortment of rose bushes invite you to take a seat on a bench, be surrounded by early California history, and just breathe for a moment.
What a queer thing touch is, the stroke of a brush. In the open air, exposed to wind, to sun, to the curiosity of people, you work as you can, you fill your canvas. Then however, you catch the real & the essential - that is the most difficult. But after a time you take up this study again & arrange your brush strokes in the direction of the objects - certainly it is more harmonious & pleasant to look at & you add whatever you have of serenity & cheerfulness.
~Vincent Van Gogh