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



What is your color palette? How do you store your gouache? How do you keep your gouache moist? What kind of brushes do you use?

  These are some of the questions I get asked almost every day. So to make it easier to share this information with those of you who are interested in gouache I decided to combine all my answers to the questions I get on a regular basis in one place. I have created a 20 page PDF in which I am covering all my painting equipment in detail. You can get the PDF by the link below. I hope you find the information helpful. 


goo.gl/PE3MM9


These are the colors I use in oil:

  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

21 September 2016

Silver Evening

 Beautiful July evening on one of the most beautiful beaches of Portugal.


Silver Evening - Praia de Saude, Costa da Caparica
 8 x 12 inches / 20 x 30 cm
Oil on linen 
Available on Etsy here


17 September 2016

15 September 2016

Wexford Quay

A bronze winner of  the "Art in the Open 2016" plein air festival in Wexfrod, Ireland.
 

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



08 September 2016

Evening Roses



 "Evening Roses"
9.5 x 7 in / 24 x 18 cm
Oil on linen canvas board
Available on Etsy here


07 September 2016

Inistioge Morning

I did this demo painting during one of my workshops at the "Art in the Open 2016" plein air festival in a lovely small Irish village Inistioge, Ireland.


 Inistioge Morning, Ireland
9.8 x 11.8 in / 25 x 30 cm
oil on linen canvas board
Available on Etsy here



06 September 2016

Young Couple

I will publish a demo video with this painting later this week ;)


 Gouache on board
8 x 6 inches / 20 x 15 cm
Sold

01 September 2016

Ocean Breath

 A plein air painting I did on the Costa da Caparica beach in the mid-August 2016.


 "Ocean Breath" - Costa da Caparica
5 x 7 inches / 13 x 18 cm, oil on linen
Sold