Stephanie Bower

Stephanie Bower | Architectural Illustration: | Sketching Workshops: | Sketches: on Instagram at @stephanieabower & | Urban Sketchers Blog Correspondent | Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society

Monday, February 15, 2016

Three Afternoon Sketches in Texas

Here are three quick sketches done last Sunday afternoon in Texas. First, my mom, aunt Marg and I went to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mission San José, built in 1768 and one of four Spanish colonial missions in South San Antonio.

Above you can see the last bit of rays on the west face of the beautiful building.
Here is the full sketch...

And of course, I can't miss a church interior and the opportunity to look up and sketch!!I While I worked, a young college student started to play was truly heavenly! Thank you, Mark Gonzales!

I hope I can come back some time to sketch all the SA missions...they are really beautiful, it would be a great place for a workshop one day.

Finally, it was dinner at an amazing asian fusion restaurant called Hot was just delicious. Sketched and painted this in between various bowls of food filling the table.

Happy Year of the Monkey to all!


  1. Love this church, and your rendition is lovely. All the sketches are winners!

    1. Thank you, they were quick sketches, so I'd love to come back with more time and do some beautiful sketches of these beautiful buildings!

  2. Wonderful day... and sketches too - I agree about workshop potential!! :)

    1. Thanks, Sheryl, yes, a workshop in San Antonio would be a dream location...between the Riverwalk, the Missions, and all the cool spots...I'm mulling it over, maybe I can make it work!! Thanks for your comment here!