Dec 30, 2014

Ludlowville Falls, Lansing NY

Watercolor 5.5x3.5" Arches paper cold press

Myers Point Light, Cayuga Lake NY




Watercolor, 6x9" 

Arches paper cold press

Dec 29, 2014

Cliché

Some people think the subject of old barns in watercolor has become an overused and tired cliché. But so what? I personally think these structures are endangered and enduringly beautiful. So, cliché or not, I will keep reaching for my camera whenever I see one.
…………………………………………................................................................

Certas pessoas consideram o tema de velhos celeiros/barns como um cansado e abusado cliché. E depois? Pessoalmente encontro estas estruturas não só em vias de extinção, mas perenamente belas. Daí, cliché ou não, vou sempre agarrar a câmara quando vejo um.

Watercolor 6x9", Canson paper

Dec 25, 2014

Speed

At times, I force myself to paint watercolor as quickly as possible. The idea is to avoid adding excessive detail that risks losing the painting’s center of interest. This exercise shows the view outside my window and took 20 minutes to complete without previous drawing.
...........................
Por vezes, forço-me a pintar aguarela o mais rápidamente possível. Isso tem o intuito único de me obrigar a eliminar detalhes que arriscam a pintura a perder o seu centro de interesse. Este exercício mostra a vista da minha janela e demorou 20 minutos a completar sem desenho prévio.



Dec 21, 2014

Heavy Skies - Céus Carregados


Today I continued to experiment with heavy skies, which I have always liked. I just purchased some new colors designated “Lunar” from Daniel Smith. They are very granular, an effect that I find very interesting, but that I have yet to perfect over the paper surface.
             .................................................................................
Continuei hoje a experimentar com céus carregados porque sempre tive essa mania. Comprei uns novos tubos de cores chamadas “Lunar” de Daniel Smith. Estas tintas são muitos granuladas, um efeito de que gosto bastante, mas que ainda preciso de aperfeiçoar sobre o papel.
…………………………………………….

                        Watercolor 6x9", Arches paper, cold press

Susquehanna River

Watercolor 4x6", Arches paper

Dec 19, 2014

Study - Estudo - Hanover Square, Horseheads, NY

Tried a very quick study on dry extra-smooth Bristol board. Always learn something, I say.
………………………………………………………………………………….......................................

Estudo muito rápido sobre papel extra-liso e seco. Sempre a aprender, digo eu.

Dec 17, 2014

Red Barn, Big Flats NY

Watercolor 9x6", Canson paper

Dec 16, 2014

Farm near Erin, NY

Watercolor 25x18 cm, Arches paper cold press

Dec 15, 2014

Rock Island Light, St Lawrence River

Watercolor 23x15 cm, Arches paper, cold press

Dec 14, 2014

Sisters Island Light, St Lawrence River

Watercolor, 23x16 cm, Arches paper cold press

Trancoso

Aguarela, 23x15 cm, papel Arches cold press

Dec 13, 2014

Dec 9, 2014

Seneca shores, NY

Watercolor, 7x9" Canson paper

Dec 7, 2014

Simpleton landscape

Watercolor 9x6" Canson paper

Dec 6, 2014

Bouganvilea

Aguarela 30x23 cm, papel Arches cold press 

Dec 3, 2014

Nov 27, 2014

Hedding Church Elmira, NY

Pen and Ink with Watercolor wash
Sketchbook

Nov 25, 2014

Montour Falls, NY

From our visit near Seneca Lake the other day
..............................
Da nossa recente visita, perto do Lago Seneca

Watercolor, 9x6", Canson paper

Nov 24, 2014

Mike's Guns & Ammo

Horseheads, NY - water soluble pen and ink

Nov 23, 2014

This Just In...


White House, Elmira NY

Estudo "meia-hora"

"Half-hour" study

Watercolor 6x9" on Canson Paper

Nov 22, 2014

Igreja do Loreto - Lisboa

Pencil sketch, Bristol smooth paper

Nov 19, 2014

Farm, Cortland NY

Watercolor 9x5 " Arches old press paper

Nov 18, 2014

Aloha Tower - Honululu, Hawaii






Watercolor, 10 x 3 "
Fabriano hot press paper

Nov 17, 2014

Barns, Bradford County, Pennsylvania

Watercolor 9x6 in, Arches paper, cold press.

Nov 15, 2014

Old house, Elmira NY

Ink and watercolor wash, Sketchbook

Nov 13, 2014

Seneca Lake Shore

Pencil on smooth Bristol paper 16 x 10 cm

Nov 8, 2014

Abandon

Pencil sketchbook

Nov 7, 2014

Broad St., Elizabeth NJ

Ink and Watercolor Wash, Sketchbook

Nov 5, 2014

Farol - Nazaré - Lighthouse

Local onde ocorrem as maiores ondas no mundo. Desta vez o mar estava calmo.
...........................................................................................................
Where the biggest waves in the world can be found. This time the sea was calm.

Ink and watercolor wash, Sketchbook

Nov 3, 2014

Nov 2, 2014

Óbidos, Portugal

Caneta e lápis aguarelado, Caderno de Desenhos

Ink and water soluble pencil, Sketchbook

Nov 1, 2014

Rt. NE Pennsylvania

Watercolor 5x7" Fabriano paper, rough

Oct 29, 2014

Aspens

Watercolor/Aguarela 18x12 cm, Fabriano paper rough

Oct 26, 2014

Seneca Lake

Watercolor 30x23 cm
Arches paper, cold press

Bradford County, PA

Caneta/Fountain Pen, Sketchbook

Oct 25, 2014

Óbidos, Portugal

Tinta da China aguarelada
India ink and watercolor wash
Sketchbook

Oct 13, 2014

Autumn Woods - Floresta Outonal

Watercolor 12 x 9" (30.5 x 23.3 cm) on Arches cold pressed paper 

Oct 8, 2014

Niagara

Watercolor 23x30 cm, Arches cold pressed paper

Oct 6, 2014

Pelourinho - Cabanas de Viriato, Portugal


Aguarela/Watercolor 23 x 30 cm on hot pressed Fabriano paper

Oct 5, 2014

Philadelphia, PA

City Hall

Pen and Ink
Sketchbook

Oct 3, 2014

Cabanas de Viriato

Caneta com Lapis de Cor,
Caderno de Desenhos

Pen and Ink with Color Pencil on Sketchbook

Sep 30, 2014

Bella, the lonely cow - Bella, a vaca solitária

Driving along this Sunday through the local countryside, we saw a group of cows peacefully grazing. About 200 feet away there stood this one. Lookig depressed, rejected. Fatima thought maybe she was an outcast from the group. Maybe she thought she was ugly. Then Fatima decided to call her Bella. I hope she rejoins the group.
……………………………………………………………………....................................................
Passeando este Domingo pelos campos agrícolas locais vimos um grupo de vacas a pastar plácidamente num prado. A certa distância lá estava esta. Com aspecto triste e deprimido. Fátima pensou que ela tinha sido rejeitada pelo grupo. Talvez ela se sentia feia. Então a Fátima decidiu dar-lhe o nome de Bella. Esperamos que ela se volte a juntar ao grupo.

Tinta da China / India Ink,  Sketchbook

Sep 28, 2014

Seine River, Paris

Aguarela pintada hoje a partir de fotografia que tirei em 1989. Vale mais tarde que nunca.

Watercolor painted today from my photo of 1989. Better late than never.
23 x 31 cm, Arches paper