Costa Rica Art Prints

Manzanillo Beach Art Print Manzanillo is located on the southern tip of the Limón province on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, near Panama. In this painting, a palm tree is hanging out in the warm late-morning breeze, next to the Caribbean water gently rolling up to the shore. Red flowers are in bloom onContinue reading “Costa Rica Art Prints”

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”

Travel to Argentina and Uruguay

Last week I traveled with my wife and mother-in-law to Buenos Aires, Argentina. My wife’s grandfather, Marcos, emigrated from Buenos Aires to the U.S. in 1960. He sadly passed away many years ago, but much extended family remains in Buenos Aires, most of whom I got to meet for the first time! We laughed:  Continue reading “Travel to Argentina and Uruguay”

First Layer of Paint – La Tuiliere, France

When applying the first layer of paint to a painting, it’s always like looking at a piece of art that just as easily could have been made by a 5 year old version of me:   Then, with each successive layer of paint and fine tuning, the art starts maturing and eventually turns into aContinue reading “First Layer of Paint – La Tuiliere, France”

A Spontaenous Weekend Getaway to Salt Lake City, Utah

What a weekend! My wife and I took a spontaneous getaway to Salt Lake City, Utah. All of last week, we were planning on going to the Finger Lakes in New York. But most of the B&B’s and hotels were booked, plus the weather was supposed to be rainy. So I thought, “Why don’t weContinue reading “A Spontaenous Weekend Getaway to Salt Lake City, Utah”

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: