I had arrived in Altea and was stunned by the medieval architecture of the Old Town area.  This is my first painting of the arch of the portal into the village.  The light here is unbelievably clear and filled with sparkling particles of mist from the Mediterranean Sea. I loved the transparency and tried to capture that in this painting. 

- Lanie Widmar

Arc del Portal Nou

Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front

23" h x 17" w 
0 lbs. 1 oz.



Lanie Widmar
Altea, Spain

Getting to Know Lanie

Lanie Widmar paints energetic watercolors of European landscapes and cityscapes. Her work hovers on the edge of abstraction and uses just enough pictorial imagery to suggest the scene. She strives to portray the essence of each location and allows the viewer to participate with his or her imagination. Lanie discovers her subject matter on her travels, where she photographs, sketches and paints en plein air.