Beauty in Formentera Watercolor Painting

I surprised my wife on New Year’s Eve with this watercolor painting, which is of her sitting in the water almost 12 years ago in Formentera. Formentera is the smallest of the Balearic Islands, which are a part of 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”

Whitewashed Mediterranean Oil Painting

Walking to the beach in the quaint village of Sao Rafael, Portugal, I came across this flowering tree growing alongside a whitewashed wall, the kind ubiquitous all over the Mediterranean region:    

Mediterranean Sea Spanish Painting – Nerja, Spain

If you ever travel to southern Spain and want to go to the renowned Costa del Sol beaches, may I suggest an alternative to the bustling areas around Málaga? Nerja: Nerja is nestled into the east end of the Costa del Sol. Beautiful cliffs, turquoise sea, Spanish cuisine, beaches, what more could you want? WhenContinue reading “Mediterranean Sea Spanish Painting – Nerja, Spain”

Mediterranean Painting Previews

This week I’ve been working on a couple paintings of photos I took in Spain and Portugal. Here are a couple sneak peak previews. The first is a sea view from beautiful Nerja, Spain: The second is a tree growing up against a whitewashed wall in the Algarve province of Portugal: What’s your favorite placeContinue reading “Mediterranean Painting Previews”

Sunny Red Balcony – Spanish Painting

I’d been thinking I wanted to paint something with a pop of red color in it. So I went through some photos I have, and came across one that I took in Ibiza, Spain. The shutter and door colors in the original photo are green, so I decided to switch them to red in theContinue reading “Sunny Red Balcony – Spanish Painting”

Portugal Sea View Landscape Oil Painting

Sao Rafael is a small village in the southern, coastal Algarve province of Portugal. There’s a nice seafood restaurant next to a small beach, and there are many cliffs to explore around. This house is one of the few in the area that are dotted along the beautiful coastline! 8″ in height by 10″ inContinue reading “Portugal Sea View Landscape Oil Painting”

Ibiza Flowers and Architecture – Spanish Painting

Imagine yourself on a sunny day in the Mediterranean region, exploring winding narrow streets and stairways with fresh flowers in bloom! The image from this painting is from the Old Town section of Ibiza, Spain. My wife and I visited there in 2004 and then took our honeymoon to Ibiza in 2009! Original Oil PaintingContinue reading “Ibiza Flowers and Architecture – Spanish Painting”

Ibiza, Spain – Mediterranean Seascape Painting

Deeply colored turquoise waters, arid cliffs, famous nightlife, a lush and hilly countryside, beautiful beaches, and orange and olive groves. The Mediterranean island of Ibiza is a gathering place where one can enjoy any or all of these possibilities.  

Spanish Oil Painting – Nerja

Nerja is located on Spain’s southern coast in the province of Andalucía, where you’ll find beautiful architecture, lots of sun, and the blue Mediterranean sea! The stairs in this painting descend down to the beach in Nerja!