Homage to A. Roque Gameiro


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


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.



Landscape (2017). Watercolor on paper (9x12in).

I continue practicing with masking fluid. In this case, I used it for the flowers and plants on the foreground, as well as some of the rocks and stones by the river side.


Rocky Mountains


Rocky Mountains (2017). Watercolor on paper (9×12 in).

This is vaguely based on a beautiful photograph by Ansel Adams.

In the past few days I have been experimenting with masking fluid, something I have seldom done before. In this particular instance, I used it to keep some snow patches (foreground).