El Café de Andalucía Watercolor Painting

Original Painting Inspired by a Coffee in Sevilla Painting Inspiration 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 RealContinue reading “El Café de Andalucía Watercolor Painting”

Original Framed Sevilla Painting

Sevilla Oranges Painting 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 watercolorContinue reading “Original Framed Sevilla Painting”

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”

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”

Spanish Flamenco Dress Art – Charcoal Drawing

Spanish Flamenco Dress Art When my wife and I were on vacation in Sevilla, Spain, a few weeks ago, we saw several boutique shops full of colorful flamenco dresses. I imagine they all do a great business during the time leading up to La Feria de Abril (April Fair)! La Feria de Abril is aContinue reading “Spanish Flamenco Dress Art – Charcoal Drawing”

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”

Oil Painting of Guadalquivir River, Seville, Spain

A crown jewel of Andalucía – Seville, Spain, also known as Sevilla in Spanish. The Guadalquivir River runs through the city, with the San Telmo Bridge crossing over the river and connecting the long avenue of Paseo de Las Delicias, where the famous Torre de Oro (Gold Tower – built in the early 13th century)Continue reading “Oil Painting of Guadalquivir River, Seville, Spain”