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 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.