Aug 29, 2010
In the last few days I have been rummaging through my photos and I found the 2004 album when we took a drive around Northern Portugal. One of those pictures resulted in this “half-hour”.
Aguarela, 12 x 17 cm, papel Fabriano rough
Aug 28, 2010
Tal como a vi em 2004. A aldeia assim como as magníficas ruínas medievais, fica perto de Meda, Beira Alta.
As I saw it in 2004. The village, along with the magnificent medieval ruins, is near Meda, Province of Beira Alta.
Aguarela, 16.5 x 32 cm, Papel Arches, cold press
Aug 24, 2010
I found these granitic structures near the Shrine of Our Lady of Lapa, near Sernancelhe, Beira Alta. On the right, I recognize a pillory - used to punish people for petty crimes back then. On the left, the name escapes me. I think it had some kind of religious significance.
Aguarela 12x17 cm, papel Fabriano cold press
Aug 22, 2010
This quick sketch resulted from a sunday drive just this morning near Herb Parsons Lake.
Aguarela, 12 x 18 cm, papel Fabriano Hot Press
Aug 21, 2010
For a change there is no architecture here. Just a birch tree on a lake shore.
Aguarela, 21x28 cm, papel Fabriano cold press
Aug 16, 2010
Southern tip of the state of Alabama, where the Gulf of Mexico lends a tropical flavor.
Tinta da China aguarelada 8x15 cm, Moleskine sketchbook
Aug 15, 2010
Aug 13, 2010
When I do a detailed drawing in pencil or pen and ink, I usually preserve it in its original condition. Then, the next day, I have the urge to print a copy in watercolor paper and add a few watercolor washes. What can I say, I can’t help it.
Gravura aguarelada, 18x25 cm
Aug 7, 2010
The village of Foz do Dão (literally, the mouth of the River Dão) no longer exists. That is, its ruins are still there…under water. It was submerged in 1980 by the Aguieira Dam, two kilometers down the river.
Lápis sobre Bristol board, 18x 25 cm
Aug 4, 2010
A “palheira” de granito tinha o seu telhado vermelho típicamente português até ele sucumbir aos anos. Ao fundo e a Oeste, a Serra do Caramulo.
This old stone barn used to have its red tile roof, so common in Portugal and Southern Europe. That is until it sucumbed to the weight of the years. In the background, the Caramulo Mountains.
Aguarela e Tinta da China, 20x30 cm, papel Arches cold press