Serpa – 7 – (Travel Sketches Portugal 2009)

Here follow some of my last 2009 Portugal sketches. I arrived to the end eventually, more than happy, with a feeling of being totally saturated and never wanting to paint Portugal again, but also with the satisfying feeling of having completed a big job (more than 100 paintings) with -at least for me!- satisfying results. I generally pay a big attention not to lose the fun when I paint and rarely do something what I don’t fancy, but I also pay attention to finish my works, especially my paintings series. Anything else would leave me with that unpleasant feeling of having failed. Luckily I have quite a stubborn character, I seldom give up.

To be honest I still have some cute ink sketches form that trip, which would be worth some water colouring job, but i had lost them, just found them back. But they are for me like cold coffee, I can’t have them. They will join now the big drawer with all the other, coloured ones, I will put a label on the drawer “Portugal/Spain 2009”, and then never looked at them again I suppose!

I wonder which my next travel sketches will be. It was planned to go to the Provence in September/October, but this is finally cancelled. One big trip seems to be sure for January/February: 5 or 6 weeks visiting New Orleans, Austin, Memphis and Nashville, following the Mississippi. An old dream from Kevin and me, which could come true. And if yes, sure that there will be a lot of inspirations to me as  painter, and to Kevin as a musician.

Serpa 37 2009 S


Serpa 38 2009 S


Serpa 39 2009 S

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And more generally you can see what else I paint by going to my gallery “Miki’s Enchanted World”


3 Responses to “Serpa – 7 – (Travel Sketches Portugal 2009)”

  1. kevmoore Says:

    The atmosphere in these is phenomenal. I love all the characters in the Cafe, they are so alive, really lovely stuff!

  2. wrjones Says:

    Beautiful tree!

  3. Susan Cornelis Says:

    And my favorite is the guys with the cigs and the beefy chins. ANd I love all the loose pen marks that suggest subjects without spelling them out.

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