12 February 2018

Flowers in Sunlight

One of my favorite subjects to paint!
Sunlit flowers on my kitchen table.


"Flowers in Sunlight"
Gouache on Saunders Waterford paper. 
Giclée prints are available on my website lenarivo.com

25 January 2018

New Fine Art Prints!!!

I finally got some archival quality giclée prints of my gouache originals printed on genuine acid free fine art paper (310 gsm) with pigment based fade resistant inks. These are the first prints I have ever made and I am absolutely amazed by how strikingly similar to the originals they look! 

The prints are now available in different sizes at my online store: https://lenarivo.com/





Available at  https://lenarivo.com/

23 January 2018

Fist cherries (of last summer :)


I have just found this gouache painting in a sketchbook from last summer. Our neighbor had brought these cherries for us and I painted them in the backyard under the white Portuguese sun 🍒☀️


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31 December 2017

Happy New Year!


Wishing you guys a very happy, healthy prosperous New Year!



I am attaching this my "bestnine2017" image from my Instagram just because I think it is pretty  :) Isn't it? Let´s be more productive in 2018!!!

14 December 2017

28 November 2017

09 November 2017

English Ivy

This English ivy is my favorite plant in the house - the one that survived last summer :)


"Young Plant in Sunlight",
 7x5in, oil on linen

20 October 2017

12 October 2017

The fresh air of Setubal

Hi everyone! After a very long almost forced break from painting I am happy to be finally back to work. It is still summer in Portugal and last weekend I went to paint to my favorite painting location - the fishing port of Setubal. As if it wasn't beautiful enough by itself there were also old ships there, the masts of which made the scene even more exiting!
Oil on linen, 25x30cm / 10x12in.