Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A Prestigious Award!

My painting "Cabo da Roca, Portugal," won the best overall watercolor award in the October/November 2015 bimonthly competition held by PleinAir Salon. It will appear in the print edition of the February/March issue of PleinAir Magazine as a semi-final winner and will be considered for the annual competition at the PleinAir convention in Tucson, AZ from April 15-19, 2016 (www.pleinairconvention.com).  

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Benefits of Dog-Walking

I have to confess that I don't always feel like walking my dog. There are times in the morning when I'd rather get a little more sleep, or in the afternoon when I'd rather retire to my studio and recover from a day at work than head out for a walk. Once I'm in motion though, and once Bica is bouncing along next to me, full of joy just for being outdoors - once we've begun, I almost always revise my opinion. And that's a good thing, because it it weren't for our walks, I think I'd miss out on more than half the sights I see that eventually turn themselves into paintings. Like this one.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

241 Avenida Dom Carlos I, Cascais

I've been thinking a lot about Portugal lately, and since I can't get there at the moment, I thought painting a favorite scene from there might be the next best thing.