Susan and I have stayed in Tavira on the southern coast of Portugal several times. It is one of the few towns in the Algarve that is not just a beach resort, but a picturesque place separate from the beach. This is the old Roman bridge which spans the inlet that serves the town, as seen reflecting in the still waters.
In this painting, I tried to capture the bleached white houses on the opposite shore, which look almost North African, and the beautiful arches of the bridge and their reflections.
Oil on canvas
36”w x 24”h