Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mission Red - Color A Day #34

Today I’m making good on my promise to further explore the colors of Mission La Purisima Concepcion.   Yesterday’s color was inspired by the old plaster covering the adobe walls of this lovely Mission.  (By the way, the Mission site is a California State Park, and has been threatened with closure due to budget cuts.  Thankfully,  this historic gem was spared, and remains open.)
Anyway, I’m drawn to the earthy red color found on the trim around the base of the walls of the Mission.   It’s possible that this color was originally created with pigment from the clay dug out from the hills behind the mission.  This same clay was used to create all the floor and roof tiles at the mission, and baked in the kiln on site.   I love the counterpoint of red against the soft white of the plaster.

Color A Day #34 – Mission Red

Mission La Purisima Concepcion

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