29 December 2016

In the Garden


 "In the garden"
oil on canvas board, 11 x 9 in / 27 x 22 cm
Available on Etsy here



15 December 2016

Cascais Marina


  Cascais Marina
8 x 10 / 20 x 25 cm
oil on linen canvas board
Available on Etsy here


27 November 2016

Ginger Tea


 "Ginger Tea"
oil on linen canvas board
8 x 10 / 20 x 25 cm
Available on Etsy here


19 November 2016

Shining Waters - Setubal Port


 Shining Waters - Setubal Port
8 x 10 / 20 x 25 cm
oil on linen canvas board
Available on Etsy here


04 November 2016

Costa da Caparica at the end of the season


 "Costa da Caparica at the end of the season"
8 x 10 / 20 x 25 cm
oil on linen canvas board 
Available on Etsy here




03 November 2016

Green Sea - Sesimbra


"Green Sea" - Sesimbra
 8x10in, oil on linen
Available on Etsy here 


 

Silent Beach, time-lapse demo

You can see how this painting was created in a video on my Instagram
I have tried to post the video here, but blogger compression has made it impossible to watch..


"Silent Beach" , 8x10 in, oil on linen.

27 October 2016

September Beach - Costa da Caparica



September Beach- Costa da Caparica
9.8 x 11.8 in / 25 x 30 cm
oil on linen canvas board
Available on Etsy here
 


25 October 2016

The rains have come.

Painted from the window yesterday October 24, 2016.


6 x 8 inches, gouache on board.

21 October 2016

Surfing Lesson

This is a plein air painting I did on the beach of Costa da Caparica last week.

You can see how it was created in this video demonstration on my YouTube channel.


"Surfing Lesson"
8 x 10 / 20 x 25 cm
oil on linen canvas board
Available on Etsy here



19 October 2016

Morning Haze

One more painting I did from my studio window.


 "Morning Haze"
oil on canvas board, 6.4 x 8.7 in / 16 x 22 cm
Available on Etsy here


18 October 2016

Caparica Morning Surf-


"Morning Surf" - Costa da Caparica
9.8 x 11.8 in / 25 x 30 cm
oil on linen canvas board
Available on Etsy here



11 October 2016

Summer morning in the park of Monserrate Palace in Sintra


"Summer morning in the park of Monserrate Palace"- Sintra
9.8 x 11.8 in / 25 x 30 cm
oil on linen canvas board
Available on Etsy here




06 October 2016

Still life with roses and small tulips



"Still life with roses and small tulips"
8 x 6 inches / 20 x 15 cm
gouache on board
Available on Etsy here



04 October 2016

Painting on IPad

I paint a lot on my ipad. When I see something beautiful and have no time to set up the easel I take the ipad and in a few minutes do a color study of the subject. Some of these studies turn into real paintings, other stay in a digital form. I have done hundreds of plein air and still life studies on my ipad (Ipad Air, Procreate App) for the past couple of years. I will be sharing some of them with you. Every time you do a life study, you learn. No matter what the medium is.





02 October 2016

Branding, the ship

 Another painting I did during the "Art in the Open 2016" plein air festival in Wexford, Ireland.


 "Branding, the ship" - Wexford Quay, Ireland
9.8 x 11.8 in / 25 x 30 cm
oil on linen canvas board
Available on Etsy here
 


29 September 2016

28 September 2016

Quiet Evening at the Carcavelos beach

 Reposting a painting from a couple of years ago.
 I really enjoyed working on this subtle evening condition..


Quiet Evening on the Carcavelos beach
11.8 x 11.8 inches / 30 x 30 cm
Oil on linen canvas board
Available on Etsy here


25 September 2016

September Blues - Cascais

 A demo painting I did a couple of weeks ago in Cascais, one of my favorite painting locations. The video (real time) will be published on my YouTube channel (lenarivo) next week ;)


September Blues - Cascais
12 x 16 in / 30 x 40 cm
oil on linen canvas board
Available on Etsy here




24 September 2016

Costa da Caparica plein air again!

 I love going to the beach in September. This year I am loving painting there too :)


I will publish a better photo of the painting later.

22 September 2016

My Palette

I had often been asked about the palette I use, so I decided to make a post on it.

My gouache palette

I prefer a large palette of colors, but I have used a limited palette of 7 colors years ago and if you are a beginner I would strongly suggest you start with the limited palette I find the best:

  1. Cadmium yellow lemon (cold yellow)
  2. Cadmium yellow light (warm yellow)
  3. Cadmium Red Medium (warm red)
  4. Alizarin Crimson (colder red)
  5. Quinacridone Rose (cold red)
  6. Ultramarine Blue (warm blue)
  7. Phthalo Blue green shade (cold blue)

and Titanium White.

With these colors you can mix ANY color you may need. It is easy if you understand the color theory.  When you mix your colors with confidence using a limited palette you can start adding other colors to the palette. They will just help you to work faster. As I work mostly outdoors I have to paint and mix colors fast. That is why my palette is so large. Some of the colors I rarely use but for some reason I like to have them on the palette.

Here is my palette:

  1. Payne's Grey (Rembrandt. I use it only for grey skies)
  2. Raw Umber (W&N or Rembrandt)
  3. Raw Sienna (W&N or Rembrandt)
  4. Yellow Ochre Pale (W&N),
  5. Cadmium Yellow Lemon (W&N or Rembrandt)
  6. Cadmium Yellow Light (W&N or Rembrandt)
  7. Cadmium Orange (W&N or Rembrandt)
  8. Cadmium Red Light (Rembrandt)
  9. Permanent Rose (Rembrandt) - quinacridone rose
  10. Perm. Alizarin Crimson (Rembrandt)
  11. Burnt Sienna (W&N or Rembrandt)
  12. Burnt Umber (W&N or Rembrandt)
  13. English Red (W&N or Rembrandt) - red ochre
  14. Perm. Violet Medium (Rembrandt)
  15. Permanent Mauve (W&N)
  16. French Ultramarine (W&N or Rembrandt)
  17. Cobalt Blue (W&N or Rembrandt)
  18. Kings Blue (Rembrandt. This color is just a mixture of cobalt blue and titanium white)
  19. Cerulean Blue (W&N. Weak and expensive. I use it more often in skin tones, than in landscapes)
  20. Sevres Blue (Rembrandt. Basically it is Phthalo Blue Light. I rarely put in on the palette, but it is always with me in case I need to mix some really bright light blues.)
  21. Cobalt Turquoise (Rembrandt)
  22. Cobalt Turquoise Light (W&N)
  23. Viridian (Rembrandt)
  24. Chromium Oxide Green (Rembrandt) - sometimes
  25. Green Earth (W&N) - sometimes
  26. Permanent Green Medium (Rembrandt)
  27. Permanent Green Light (Rembrandt)
  28. Titanium White (Sennelier, W&N or Rembrandt)

My oil palette