Riverview

This painting is not of a “river view” it is actually a pond or some other small body of water, I’m not sure…but it is located in Riverview, Florida. Hope that wasn’t too confusing. Liquid ink on watercolor paper. Greg Betza ©2021

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Oh, the Lavender!

We were going to see the lavender. When I think of Provence, in southern France, I think of large waving fields of lavender, ablaze in purple glory. I imagine myself sauntering through the fields, running my hands lightly over the violet blossoms, blissfully soaking in the Provencal sunshine and the intoxicating aroma. I would be […]

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Inspirational Experiment

This is a series of watercolor and gold pen pattern designs that I created. I had been looking at a lot of Japanese fabrics and prints and they inspired me to paint, draw and design these “patterns of nature.” They were just an inspirational experiment in abstraction, pattern and design and I ended up really […]

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From the heart

Frequently known as Shirasagijō (the “White Heron Castle”) because of its brilliant white exterior and supposed resemblance to a bird taking flight is one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites (located in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan). With the will of God, this magnificent structure and the city of Himeji was thankfully spared by the devastation during the quake on […]

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river Xydas

I’ve just returned from an amazing trip to Greece. My family and I visited Crete, Santorini and Athens and we were fortunate to have ample time to create some art. This painting is of the river Xydas in the village of Kalyves on the island of Crete. The three boats have become somewhat of a […]

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