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”
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Polka Dots Flamenco
This artwork is an ink and watercolor rendering of a flamenco dancer with a polka dot dress:
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.
Oranges on a Sunny Street in Sevilla, Spain – Watercolor Painting
A watercolor painting inspired by oranges on the streets of Sevilla, Spain.
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”
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”
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.
Oil Painting of Tenerife, Canary Islands
This oil painting is of a beautiful view along the coast in Puerto de La Cruz, on the north shore of Tenerife. Tenerife is the largest and most populous of the seven Canary Islands, which pertain to Spain and are located in the Atlantic Ocean across from southern Morocco. Feel as if you are rightContinue reading “Oil Painting of Tenerife, Canary Islands”
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”