This original coffee watercolor painting was inspired by a delicious afternoon coffee in Seville, Spain, in the barrio of Heliópolis! Heliópolis is a neighborhood on the outskirts of Sevilla, where I lived as a college student for a semester in 2004, close to the Real Betis soccer stadium.
The coffee mug says “El Café de Andalucía”.
The artwork itself, on archival watercolor paper, measures 9″ x 12″.
Gallery-style wood frame with a clean modern look
Choose from the following stains – Espresso, White, Black, White Wash, or Burgundy
Double white mat – archival – acid-free
Inside frame dimensions measure 11″ x 14″ and outside dimensions measure 15 1/8″ x 12 1/8″
This small-size rose painting is on archival watercolor paper and is available in a variety of wood and aluminum metal frame options! It comes with a triple white mat that is also archival and acid-free, along with anti-reflective glass for the frame. You can see photos of all of the options here:
This original Sevilla watercolor painting is of a scene of oranges scattered about on a street in Barrio Santa Cruz! The spring in Sevilla is full of the fresh scent of oranges, due to the numerous fragrant orange trees and fallen oranges. This painting is on 9″ x 12″ archival heavyweight watercolor paper and framed in a sleek gallery-quality aluminum frame with a white mat.
Choose Frame Color
This Sevilla painting is available in a variety of aluminum metal frame colors – gold, white, black, turquoise, green, purple, blue or red. The frame measures 12″ x 16″, has a white mat, and anti-reflective glass. Below is a photo of the painting in a gold frame – see my Etsy store to view other frame colors.
One of my more popular art prints has been a painting that I did of the famous photo of the Notorious BIG wearing a crown, with the words “Spread Love It’s the Brooklyn Way“. Recently I was contacted by an engaged couple in New York City that is going to be getting married in Brooklyn, about purchasing this print but replacing “Brooklyn” with their last name, “Vyas”. They’re going to hang the artwork at their reception and then afterwards in their home.
The art print is on 13″ x 19″ archival luster paper, which I custom framed with a gallery-style gold metal frame with a white mat and anti-reflective glass:
Just a few weeks ago, I completed two mural paintings at the new Malgudi Veg restaurant in Ashburn, VA! Malgudi Veg is an Indian vegetarian restaurant, that has absolutely delicious food, and at affordable prices!
The murals are based on illustrations from the famous 1980’s Indian television series Malgudi Days, by R.K. Narayan. The owner of Malgudi Veg provided me with numerous photos of illustrations from the TV show, which we put together to form scenes for the murals, each of which measures approximately 18 feet long.
Sketching out the Murals
Each mural was first sketched out with a few simple tools – a pencil, straight edge ruler, calculator, eraser, and ladder. In these pictures, I’m actually going over my initial pencil lines with black paint markers.
After drawing all of the black lines with a paint marker, I then used acrylic paint to fill in the rest with brushwork.
Here are photos of the finished murals:
1st Mural Near Entrance:
Close-Ups of 1st Mural:
2nd Mural by Buffet Tables:
Close-Ups of 2nd Mural:
and lastly, a photo of the mural by the entrance during dinner hours after the grand opening (with my 2 boys in the foreground)!
Painting of a Stegosaurus Driving a Red Sports Car
Taking artistic inspiration from my 4 year old son, I painted a stegosaurus driving a car a few days ago, for him to hang up in his and his brother’s bedroom:
While my son originally had thought of a T-Rex driving a car, I asked him what he thought of the idea of a stegosaurus instead (thinking that the spikes might look cool). He agreed with this idea, and that was that! The Steg Mobile was created!