A Magical Trip to Ecuador

Portrait Paintings from Trip to Ecuador In January of 2019, my wife, kids, mother-in-law, parents and I traveled to Ecuador for a week. I can’t believe a whole year has passed already! It was a special trip that included: staying in a hotel that was a monastery for hundreds of years in Old Town Quito,Continue reading “A Magical Trip to Ecuador”

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”

Sevilla – Plaza de España – Fine Art Photography

Every now and then I enjoy adding a digital art effect to my photography by using Adobe Photoshop. The exquisite architecture of the Plaza de España in Sevilla, Spain, is a beautiful representation of the design of the southern Andalucía region of Spain. In this shot, the blue and white tilework is seen as partContinue reading “Sevilla – Plaza de España – Fine Art Photography”

Sevilla, Spain Flamenco Art

Flamenco Art Flamenco music and dance is a passionate art form that originated in the Andalucía province of Spain from Gypsy, Moorish and Jewish influences, among others. This art illustration is inspired by a flamenco show my wife and I took in at the Caja Sol Theater in Sevilla, Spain.  

Art Sketches from Sevilla, Spain

This last week, my wife and I took a vacation to beautiful Sevilla, Spain, for the 10 year anniversary of us meeting there. The city just lends itself to artistic inspiration. After a few days there, I wished I had brought my sketchbook and pencils! Since I didn’t bring them, I instead made do withContinue reading “Art Sketches from Sevilla, Spain”

Mediterranean Blues and Whites – Ibiza, Spain Painting

It’s been several weeks now that my painting activity has slowed way down. What can I say, I’ve been busy with other things! An artist also needs an artistic break every now and then to regain inspiration. A few days ago I put brush to gessobord and came up with this small “Mediterranean Blues andContinue reading “Mediterranean Blues and Whites – Ibiza, Spain Painting”