Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Courthouse

Elizabeth, New Jersey is my original American hometown. I was born and raised in Portugal, but it was very easy to settle in this town in 1978 because that is where my family already resided on the day of my first arrival. This building dominates downtown and it is a big local landmark for very good reasons.
Watercolor, 7x5", Fabriano Paper

Friday, May 16, 2008

Lighthouse, Santa Cruz

I absolutely love lighthouses in all respects, but especially as painting subjects. I find them irresistible and this one, in Monterey Bay, California was no exception. I visited this beautiful place in 1994.
Watercolor, 16x20", Arches paper

Monday, May 12, 2008

Parthenon, Athens

This is another rare work done from photos that I did not take myself. A good friend of mine, born in Greece asked me to paint this for him. Hopefully, I will get to take my own pictures of this great place one day.
Watercolor, 30x20", Arches Paper

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Handy's Park, Memphis

Now that the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival is in full swing, it may be a good time to post this vision of Handy's Park. W.C. Handy is considered by many to be the "Father of the Blues".
Watercolor, 16x12", Arches Paper