Original Formentera Seascape Painting on Canvas

Original Seascape Formentera, Spain The inspiration for this seascape painting came from a beach on the Spanish island of Formentera, and the beautiful blue hues of the Mediterranean Sea! The canvas is made of Texas-grown organic cotton and is hand-stretched and hand-primed. The wood stretcher bars are FSC-certified and the all-natural gesso primer is madeContinue reading “Original Formentera Seascape Painting on Canvas”

Torre del Oro Painting

The Torre del Oro in Seville, Spain, is a remnant of the Moorish history that is intertwined into southern Spain. Built in the year 1220 with lime and straw mortar, along the the Guadalquivir River, it served to protect Seville from attacks. After Fernando III of Castile conquered the city in 1248, the tower wasContinue reading “Torre del Oro Painting”

Painting from La Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla

Earlier this summer, I received a nice compliment on a bullfight painting that I did about 6 years ago: This painting was done from a photo that my wife took at a bullfight in Seville, Spain, in 2004, at the famous Plaza de la Maestranza de Caballería. The person who commented was very interested in theContinue reading “Painting from La Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla”

Oranges on a Sunny Street in Sevilla, Spain – Watercolor Painting

As I’ve written about before, the oranges on the streets in Sevilla, Spain, are one of the magical things I love about the city. Ever since the first time I went there almost 11 years ago, in February 2004, I always think of the scent of oranges by the time February rolls around here inContinue reading “Oranges on a Sunny Street in Sevilla, Spain – Watercolor Painting”

Bike and Cafe Watercolor Painting

Coffee is a daily pastime of mine, which is probably why I love to paint cafes and coffee so much. This watercolor painting shows a sunny street, a parked red bike, and a cafe beckoning you to enter, sit down, take your time, and sip on a coffee. Now that sounds like a day wellContinue reading “Bike and Cafe Watercolor Painting”

El Café de Andalucía – Spanish Coffee Painting

Would I go all the way to Spain to sit in a café and have a cup of coffee? You bet I would! OK, well the trip would be about more than just that, of course. I’d go to see the sights, smell the smells, and listen to the sounds. But tasting that cup ofContinue reading “El Café de Andalucía – Spanish Coffee Painting”

Smell of Oranges in the Air – Sevilla

Here in Northern Virginia, the sun is shining bright this morning…but it’s cold! So I’ve been going through photos of warmer places, and came across one from our trip to Sevilla earlier this year. Ahhhh, the fresh smell of oranges in the air. There’s nothing like waking up chipper, taking a step outside into the streetsContinue reading “Smell of Oranges in the Air – Sevilla”