On a missionMission San Juan Bautista, CA

Mission San Juan Bautista sketch by Chandler O'Leary

Someday I’ll get to all 21 missions along El Camino Real, but for my first-ever mission visit, I had to choose a starting point. Who wouldn’t pick the one used in an Alfred Hitchcock film? And one starring Jimmy Stewart, no less! I mean, come on.

Mission San Juan Bautista sketch by Chandler O'Leary

Though you’d never know it from the sun and balmy temperature, I was there in late winter. So I only had to share the place with the birds. (Not Hitchcock’s Birds, thankfully…)

Mission San Juan Bautista sketch by Chandler O'Leary

Actually, I was so bowled over by the beauty and tranquility of the place that I was sorely tempted to ditch my itinerary and spend the rest of my life trip here.

I think I picked the right mission, don’t you?

Mission San Juan Bautista sketch by Chandler O'Leary

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Comments (2)

  1. Deanna

    I really enjoy your art. The mission beams in the ceiling (roof ) unfolding as the viewer scrolls down to reveal the perspective of the mission building is an exciting piece of work.

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