Mission San Juan Capistrano Acrylic Painting


Emmanuel loves to paint San Antonio landmarks and he does it like no one else. As part of a Mission series, he captured Mission San Juan in this vibrant acrylic & mixed media painting.

"Originally founded in 1716 in eastern Texas, Mission San Juan was transferred in 1731 to its present location. In 1756, the stone church, a friary, and a granary were completed. A larger church was begun, but was abandoned when half complete, the result of population decline.

According to the National Park Service, "San Juan was a self-sustaining community. Within the compound, Indian artisans produced iron tools, cloth, and prepared hides. Orchards and gardens outside the walls provided melons, pumpkins, grapes, and peppers. Beyond the mission complex Indian farmers cultivated maize (corn), beans, squash, sweet potatoes, and sugar cane in irrigated fields. Over 20 miles southeast of Mission San Juan was Rancho de Pataguilla, which, in 1762, reported 3,500 sheep and nearly as many cattle." 

  • Canvas Dimensions: 16" x 20" Wrapped (Hand Stretched)
  • Image Dimensions: 12" x 16", 2in Painted White Border
  • Acrylic & Mixed Media
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