Sunday, June 23, 2013

Two finished paintings

Cabo da Roca

You've seen these in their unfinished forms already.  Now I've finally gotten them finished, and can drop them off for framing.

Walking Down to Guincho

Friday, June 21, 2013


Is it me, or is this article missing some critical information about US troops deploying to Egypt?

Although the video has the complete quote that was botched in the text, you still find yourself wondering what the troops are doing behind shields marked "police," and what policing they're going to be doing in Egypt, of all places.  It's especially interesting in light of this article, which talks about rising tensions in Egypt as Islamists mass in Cairo.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Current Project - Cabo da Roca

I've been really busy lately, but it seems there's always time to paint if one is willing to do without sleep and other luxuries.  Here's what I'm working on at the moment.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Walking Down To Guincho

Tonight I finished a painting of a slightly different view of Guincho.  Tomorrow, I'll begin working on this view of Cabo da Roca, which I photographed while walking Bica this morning:

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sketches and photos

Yesterday I got to do a little sketching in Sintra.  This is a favorite view of mine, with one of the spectacular Raul Lino houses showing through the trees on the hillside.

You may already know that this is a place I like returning to; it was the subject of a large painting I did about two years ago:
When I finished that sketch, I turned around and did a quick one of the National Palace of Sintra which was just behind me as I was sketching the house on the hill.

Earlier that morning, Bica and I had a good walk on Guincho Beach.  She made friends with a fisherman, and I asked him to take our picture:

On the way back from the beach, I finally had the chance to take a picture I've been wanting ever since I got my Land Rover: (Extra credit if you figured out that the house in the background, next to the Cascais Lighthouse, was also designed by Raul Lino.)