Winter scene

Winter 10

Winter scene (2016). Watercolor on paper (9×12 in).

This is the 10th painting I post this summer. It will probably be the last, since I have a lot of traveling and work coming up in the next few weeks.

Study in green

Study in green

Study in green (2016). Watercolor on paper (9×12 in).

One of my greatest challenges is to paint trees, especially when there are several trees together. In this painting, I used masking fluid for some of the foliage in the background as well as the plant in the foreground.

Homage to A. Roque Gameiro

Homage_to_ARG

Homage to A. Roque Gameiro (2016). Watercolor on paper (9×12 in).

This time I copied a painting from my great-grandfather, Alfredo Roque Gameiro. It’s interesting that the theme is the same as the one I posted yesterday: Ericeira, a wonderful Portuguese village and beach.

Homage to J. Martins Barata

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Ericeira (homage to J. Martins Barata) (2016). Watercolor on paper (9×12 in).

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. In painting, it is also a great learning tool. I always liked this watercolor by my grandfather, Jaime Martins Barata, so I decided to take a crack at it. Unfortunately, it is still very far from the original, but it helped me practice painting rocks, one of my weak points.