A fine unframed watercolor on heavy quality watercolor paper, the subject the famed mission bells at the 18th century Mission San Juan Capistrano in Southern California, titled on reverse label "El Campanario", 20 1/2" by 30", signed at lower right corner "R Folk NWS". The artist is ROGER FOLK, a longtime and familiar artist of great talent, active in the Southern California art scene. Folk according to information developed from the net, appears to be in his seventies. Since the early 1980's he has been teaching watercolor painting to eager workshop students at Yosemite, which happens to be one of his favorite subjects. Folk has been active in Laguna Beach art circles, and with the San Diego Watercolor Society. This fine watercolor needs only a frame. The quality of the handling of the light is masterful, extraordinary. Note the pair of pigeons, charmingly placed at the extreme upper right, from which vantage point they can survey the famous scene below their perch.
ROGER FOLK (contemporary California) fine watercolor painting "El Campanario" San Juan Capistrano Mission