Sunday, February 10, 2013

Guincho Beach



Here are two paintings I just finished of Guincho Beach.  Guincho is famous for its high winds and powerful surf, as well as being overlooked by the Cabo da Roca lighthouse, which marks the westernmost point of the European Continent.  The lighthouse is just visible a little way above the end of the point of land near the middle of the top painting.  In the bottom one, it's obscured by fog.  If you follow the ridge line toward the right (toward Sintra) you see Peninha Monastery at the peak.

2 comments:

Ran said...

These are lovely!

Fog especially: masculine.

Bravo!

Steven Givler said...

Thanks Ran! Guincho is one of those places that, no matter how many times I see it, looks different every time. I don't think I'd ever tire of painting it.