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”
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”
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”
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.
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”
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”
Córdoba, Spain Painting For lovers of Mediterranean art and Spanish paintings! This oil painting is based on a photo I took in Córdoba, Spain. Hanging flowers, wrought-iron balconies, whitewashed walls…I love it.
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”
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”
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.