Karavella Atelier – Art by Dora Hathazi Mendes

I invite you to visit my artwork collections at Karavella Atelier. I am a Hungarian artist living in sunny Portugal, specialised in watercolor paintings, travel art, and pet portraits. Please take a look at my Portugal Paintings Collection, my watercolors about the beautiful country I live.

One of my passion is to paint about cats, I paint also pet portraits for custom orders about these sophisticated animals, and have a colorful Cat Art Collection called Cats of Karavella, My pride was to complete a Cat Zodiacs Collection, with all the 12 signs. I also paint about other animals, such as birds, or Dog Portraits for requests and also have a Travel Art collection.

I ship my original paintings worldwide from Portugal, find my originals on sale in my Available Originals Collection  . All of my paintings are available as Fine Art Prints by Karavella Atelier, manufactured by Fine Art America, and shipped from US or from European fulfilment centres, depend on the location of your order. Thank you very much for supporting my art!

Dora

Karavella Atelier Art by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier Art by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Cat Paintings by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Cat Paintings by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Cats of Karavella Atelier
Cats of Karavella Atelier
Dog Paintings by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Dog Paintings by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Bird Paintings by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Bird Paintings by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Portugal Paintings - Travel Art
Portugal PaintingsTravel Art

 

Paintings of Portugal, Douro Valley, Algarve, Ferragudo, Carvoeiro

New selection from my Portugal Paintings Collection, I hope you will enjoy this virtual tour , this time I take you to the Douro Valley, to Algarve, Ferragudo, and Carvoeiro beach with my watercolor paintings.

Vineyard in Douro Valley Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Vineyard in Douro Valley Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A watercolor painting about a vineyard in the Douro Valley Portugal, which is one or the best wine regions of the world, where the famous Porto Wine is produced.

Night Reflections at the port Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Night Reflections at the port Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A watercolor painting about night reflections in the port somewhere in Portugal.

Boat on Shore at Carvoeiro Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Boat on Shore at Carvoeiro Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A painting about a fishing boat Mirador on shore at Carvoeiro, Algarve Portugal

Alfanzina Lighthouse Algarve Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Alfanzina Lighthouse Algarve Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A watercolor painting about evening hours at the Alfanzina Lighthouse ( Farol de Alfanzina) at Carvoeiro Algarve Portugal.
This Lighthouse was built on the rocks in the place of Alfanzina, Praia do Carvoeiro, on the Atlantic Ocean, in the municipality of Lagoa in 1920, first was knows as ‘Cabo Carvoeiro do Algarve’. A white Square tower lighthouse with red cylindrical lantern to assist the navigations of the vessels on the Atlantic Ocean.

Ferragudo Church at Algarve Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Ferragudo Church at Algarve Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A watercolor painting about the Ferragudo Church in sunset. Ferragudo is a attractive fishing village, a hidden gem with traditional charm located at the mouth of the Rio Arade estuary in Algarve. Cobbled streets leads up to the Igreja Ferragudo, and from its terrace you enjoy a beautiful view over the Arade to Portimão and of the closest beach, Praia da Angrinha.

I hope you will like my new selection from Karavella Atelier, some of these original paintings mentioned above are sold, Fine Art Prints available in different sizes such as Canvas, Framed, Metal, Wood, Acrylic prints, etc. Both originals and prints ship worldwide, originals from Portugal, prints from US and EU depend on your location of order . For more information and in case you would like to support my art, visit my Portugal Paintings Collection, or contact me personally for details and inquiries.

Thank you! Dora

Paintings from Portugal – Algarve, Alentejo, Setubal, Porto

Paintings from Portugal or your weekly dose of art! Five watercolor paintings to show you from my Portugal Paintings Collection, this time about Algarve, Olhão and Carvoeiro, one about the rural Alentejo, also about Setubal and Porto. I hope you will like my selection.

Rural Alentejo Watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Rural Alentejo Watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A watercolor painting about an old traditional house in the rural area of Alentejo Portugal. As seen on a pleasant walk on a sunny day, a cobblestone street with whitewashed houses, terracotta roofs, grapevine. nice memories from a European holiday.

Carvoeiro in Algarve Portugal watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Carvoeiro in Algarve Portugal watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A watercolour painting about Carvoeiro in Algarve Portugal.

Praça do Bocage Setubal Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Praça do Bocage Setubal Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A commissioned watercolor painting about Praça do Bocage in Setubal Portugal.
The square was named after the Portuguese poet Manuel Maria Barbosa do Bocage, it is a very pleasant place located in the centre of Setúbal, with a beautiful and unique calçada portuguesa, Portuguese Cobblestone Pavement of impressive symmetric color combination of beige, white, pink and black calcareous stones.

Mirage Olhao Ria Formosa painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Mirage Olhao Ria Formosa painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A commissioned watercolor painting titled Mirage, about a magical night, beautiful lights and colors at dusk at one of the most amazing places of Algarve, the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, which famous about a unique coastal lagoon. A landscape which always changing because of the continuous movement of currents, tides and winds.
Olhão is one of the most stunning town, and the largest fishing port of the Algarve, only ten minutes by car from Faro, a getaway to the most amazing islands of Portugal.

Rabelo Boats in Porto painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Rabelo Boats in Porto painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A commissioned watercolor painting about the traditional Rabelo Boats in Porto Portugal, with the double decker Dom Luis I bridge in the background.

Rabelo boats, in Portuguese Barcos Rabelos are traditional Portuguese Cargo Boats which were used to transport wine barrels, goods, and people for centuries along the River Douro. It is a traditional boat which do not exist in other place of the World, is originated from the Douro Region. The history of the boats are linked with the trade and production of the World famous Port Wine. Before the railway arrived in the area, the Rabelo Boats were the fastest solution to transport the wine between the Douro Valley, and O Porto city, where the wine was traded and exported all over the World. Although they are not in use anymore, even today we can see several of these unique and beautiful vessels on the Douro River, advertising Port Wine companies, or using for tourism purposes. On June 24, the day of St John, every year is held a race of the Barcos Rabelos, a very popular and important festival of Porto.

I hope you will like my new selection, some of the original paintings are sold, Fine Art Prints available, for more information and in case you would like to support my art, visit my Portugal Paintings Collection, or contact me personally for details and inquiries.

Thank you! Dora

 

Paintings From Portugal – Troia, Douro Valley, Algarve, Sintra

Introducing you new artworks from my Portugal Paintings Collection, this time about the Troia, Douro Valley, Algarve, Sintra, and the Portuguese countryside.

Portuguese Moinho painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Portuguese Moinho painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A painting about a traditional Portuguese Windmill (Moinho) from around Sintra.
The usage of the wind power has a long tradition in Portugal, because of the strong winds coming from the Atlantic Ocean. From the 11th century there are already records of the Portuguese traditional windmills, and even today we can visit some working, some transformed into houses, or restaurants, and touristic attractions.

Before Storm Albufeira Algarve Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Before Storm Albufeira Algarve Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A painting about a street view in Albufeira before storm with dramatic clouds, in Algarve Portugal.

Douro Valley In Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Douro Valley In Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A watercolor painting about Douro Valley in Portugal, a landscape which offers beauty and magic, where Douro wines produced on the hillsides, including the world famous Port wine.

Ursa Beach in Sintra Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Ursa Beach in Sintra Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A painting about some of the rock formation at the Ursa Beach from Sintra Portugal. Praia da Ursa is a little beach, unspoiled and wild, set on the Atlantic West Coast, north of Cabo Roca.

Walking Path in Troia Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Walking Path in Troia Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

One of my Contest Winner painting on Aine Art America, a watercolor artwork about a beautiful walking path in Troia, Portugal, a walkway within the dunes and nature, on a sunny day.

I hope you will like my new selection, some of the original paintings sold, Fine Art Prints available, for more information and in case you would like to support my art, visit my Portugal Paintings Collection, or contact me personally for details and inquiries.

Thank you! Dora

Paintings From Portugal about Porto, Lisbon, Obidos, Dornes and Valley of Zezere

New selection from my Portugal Paintings Collection, I hope you will enjoy this virtual tour in Porto, Lisbon, Obidos, Dornes, and in the Valley of Zezere!

Village Along The river Zezere Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Village Along The river Zezere Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A watercolor painting about a pleasant walk in Dornes village, right before rain. A beautiful picturesque village along the river Zezere in Portugal.

Porto Douro River Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Porto Douro River Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A painting about the historical old town of Porto in Portugal, with the docks and the Traditional Rabelo Boats in the distance on the Douro River, in sunset.

Obidos The Charming Medieval Village In Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Obidos The Charming Medieval Village In Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A commissioned watercolor painting about one of the romantic streets of Obidos, a charming medieval village in Portugal.

Dornes village the secret of Zezere painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Dornes village the secret of Zezere painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

Dornes Village The Secret Of Zezere. Dornes is a mythical and small hidden Templar village located on a bay of the Castelo de Bode dam, is one of the most picturesque and typical village in the centre of Portugal.

Lisbon Trams at Rua da Madalena painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Lisbon Trams at Rua da Madalena painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A watercolor painting about the classic Lisbon Trams at Rua da Madalena.
The Yellow Tram 28 route connect Martim Moniz and Campo Ourique, and rattles through the most popular districts of Lisbon such as Graca, Alfama, Baixa and Estrela. The traditional little yellow trams date from the 1930s and they are very charming with its uncomfortable polished wood benches original dials.

These old trams maybe would be in museum in other countries, but till today they are integral part of the transport network, as they go on a route sometimes very steep with numerous tight turns that modern trams would be unsuitable for this task.
These trams are called Remodelado (re-modelled) because they were upgraded with improved brakes and electrics during the 1990s, but left them in original condition.

I hope you liked my Portugal paintings, to see all of my artwork, visit my Portugal paintings Collection in my Online Art Gallery. Thank you very much for supporting my art! Dora

Portugal in Paintings: Madeira, Algarve, Porto, Lisbon

Paintings from Portugal, or your weekly dose of art. Although seems that many countries put Portugal on the red list due to the pandemic, we are still going to travel to this beautiful country! This time I take you to Madeira, Algarve, Lisbon, Porto, and to the charming countryside with my watercolor paintings. I hope you will enjoy my selection.

Village in Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Village in Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A painting about a typical Portuguese village lane on a summer day with whitewashed houses, traditional wind mill, bougainvillea, and pine tree in the background.

Dawn in Lisbon watercolor painting Dora Hathazi Mendes
Dawn in Lisbon watercolor painting Dora Hathazi Mendes

Dawn in Lisbon watercolor painting about the Cristo Rei and the 25 de Abril Bridge before sunrise.

Cristo Rei is one of Lisbon’s most iconic monuments dates from the 1950s. The statue of Christ stands high above the southern banks of the Tejo Estuary, and depicts Christ with arms raised, blessing the city, which has many similarities to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio.
Since its consecration in 1959 Cristo Rei has been an important Portuguese pilgrim destination and today is a major religious centre for the diocese of Setubal.

25 Abril Bridge is one of the beautiful constructions of Portugal, which connects the capital to the municipality of Almada on the south part of the Tagus River. This beautiful bridge is often compared to the Golden Gate bridge, as they are both suspension bridges and has the same red color, and was build by the same American company which build the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
The Bridge was completed in 1966 and was named as Ponte Salazar after the dictator, but soon after the Revolution was renamed to Ponte 25 de Abril.
It has a total lenght of 2277m, the upper deck carries 6 car lanes, and also a train platform was added in 1999.
The bridge is a distinctive landmark of Portugal and crossing the Ponte 25 de Abril bridge makes for a fantastic entrance to Lisbon.

Purple Ice Plants Blooming at Algrave Portugal Painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Purple Ice Plants Blooming at Algrave Portugal Painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A watercolor painting about Purple Ice Plants Blooming at Algarve, Portugal. A beautiful view from a cliff above these succulent flowers, looking at the Atlantic Ocean and the shores of Algarve.

Casa Das Flores Madeira Santana Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Casa Das Flores Madeira Santana Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A painting titled Casa Das Flores, about a traditional house in Madeira, Portugal.
Santana town is probably the best location on the island to observe traditional Madeira’s houses, which are triangular, small and colorful, and probably one of the most popular tourist attractions of Madeira. The are made of wood, and have one or two rooms to host one family. Several of them has beautiful gardens, and protected as the cultural heritage of Madeira.

Twilight in Porto art by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Twilight in Porto art by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A watercolor painting about Porto in twilight, with traditional Rabelo Boats on the River Douro and the city reflecting the last rays of the sun.

Rabelo boats, in Portuguese Barcos Rabelos are traditional Portuguese Cargo Boats which were used to transport wine barrels, goods, and people for centuries along the River Douro. It is a traditional boat which do not exist in other place of the World, is originated from the Douro Region. The history of the boats are linked with the trade and production of the World famous Port Wine. Before the railway arrived in the area, the Rabelo Boats were the fastest solution to transport the wine between the Douro Valley, and O Porto city, where the wine was traded and exported all over the World. Although they are not in use anymore, even today we can see several of these unique and beautiful vessels on the Douro River, advertising Port Wine companies, or using for tourism purposes. On June 24, the day of St John, every year is held a race of the Barcos Rabelos, a very popular and important festival of Porto.

I hope you will like my selection of paintings. If you would like to support my art, please visit my Portugal Paintings Collection. Thank you!

 

Paintings from Portugal : Lagos, Porto, Alentejo, Ponte De Lima, Algarve

Some watercolor from my Portugal Paintings Collection, this time I take you to Lagos, Porto, Alentejo and to Ponte de Lima with my artworks.

Sailing at Lagos in Algarve Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Sailing at Lagos in Algarve Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

The first watercolor is about Saling at Lagos in Algarve Portugal. This original painting sold, prints are available in different sizes.

Ponte De Lima Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Ponte De Lima Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A painting about Ponte De Lima, a very characteristic and charming town in Portugal, which sits on the southern bank of the Lima River and offers many attractions for the tourists.
This town is one of the oldest in Portugal, the bridge which had been the main river crossing dated back to 1AD from the time of the Romans. The town has extensive history, we can enjoy here interesting museums, ancient houses, beautiful gardens, pretty squares.

Traditional Boats Of Porto watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Traditional Boats Of Porto watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A watercolor painting about Traditional Boats of Porto.
Rabelo boats, in Portuguese Barcos Rabelos are traditional Portuguese Cargo Boats which were used to transport wine barrels, goods, and people for centuries along the River Douro. It is a traditional boat which do not exist in other place of the World, is originated from the Douro Region. The history of the boats are linked with the trade and production of the World famous Port Wine. Before the railway arrived in the area, the Rabelo Boats were the fastest solution to transport the wine between the Douro Valley, and O Porto city, where the wine was traded and exported all over the World. Although they are not in use anymore, even today we can see several of these unique and beautiful vessels on the Douro River, advertising Port Wine companies, or using for tourism purposes. On June 24, the day of St John, every year is held a race of the Barcos Rabelos, a very popular and important festival of Porto. This original painting is sold, Fine Art Prints available.

Sunny Street in a Alentejo Village painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Sunny Street in a Alentejo Village painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A painting about a sunny street in a Alentejo village, in Portugal, with traditional whitewashed houses, blooming bougainvilleas and hydrangeas.

Torre Dos Clerigos over Porto watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Torre Dos Clerigos over Porto watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A new painting about Porto with dramatic clouds, this time about the landmark Clerigos Tower, in Portuguese Torre de Clerigos over the houses and rooftops of the beautiful city which world famous by its Port Wine.

I hope you will like my new selection from my Portugal Paintings Collection, art by Karavella Atelier. If you would like to support my art, my paintings are available as Fine Art Prints, also Framed Art Prints or you also can contact me for original paintings. Thank you! Dora

 

Designer Cat Art Masks

My Cat Art Masks got featured in the Artistic Designer Face Masks blog! You can read about my collaboration with Zen by Cat, the story of creating a painting  about House of Nekko, to help to raise money for FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis) Research .

Visit the Face Mask Blog, to read our story, and you may purchase a unique face covering with donation code ZBBNBR from my Mask Collection to help to save cats life with art! Please Share to your catlover friends! Thank you!

House Of Nekko Cat Art Face Mask
House Of Nekko Cat Art Face Mask
Cat Cocktail Face Mask by Cats of Karavella
Cat Cocktail Face Mask by Cats of Karavella
Smokey Face Mask from Zen By Cat
Smokey Face Mask from Zen By Cat
Cat Zodiacs Face Mask by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Cat Zodiacs Face Mask by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Cat Art Face Mask by Cats Of Karavella
Cat Art Face Mask by Cats Of Karavella
Cat Paintings Face Masks
Some Examples from my Cat Paintings Face Masks

Watercolor Cat Paintings Collection

As usual, I painted some lovely cats in the last few weeks, so I would like to share with you my new watercolor cat paintings. I hope you will enjoy them, if yes, please share to your catlover friends. Some of these cat art are commissioned pet portraits, some were created to my Cat Model Search Game on my Cats of Karavella Atelier Facebook Page. Open for custom pet portrait commissions, please contact me for details.

All of my cat paintings are available as fine art prints in different sizes from my website powered by Fine Art America

Cat paintings by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Cat paintings by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Watercolor Cat Paintings
Watercolor Cat Paintings
Cat Art by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Cat Art by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Watercolor Pet Portraits
Watercolor Pet Portraits
Cat Paintings by Cats of Karavella
Cat Paintings by Cats of Karavella
Cats in Art by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Cats in Art by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Realistic Watercolor cat portraits
Realistic Watercolor cat portraits
Cat Artist Dora Hathazi Mendes
Cat Artist Dora Hathazi Mendes

New Watercolors in my Portugal Paintings Collection

Hi everyone, I was very busy recently painting new watercolors about Portugal, actually I have thirty new artworks in my Portugal Paintings Collection, so it is time to update this blog, and show you at least five of them.

Leiria Portugal watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes Paintings from Portugal
Leiria watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes Paintings from Portugal

We have spend a sunny day in Leiria visiting friends, this painting is the result that pleasant day.
According to the Portuguese rhyme, Leiria has a river that flows uphill, a tower that does not have a cathedral, a cathedral that does not have a tower, and a High Street that is not straight.
( Leiria tem um rio que corre para cima, uma torre que não tem Sé, uma Sé que não tem torre e uma Rua Direita que o não é. )
A university town, with a medieval castle on the top of the hill, where you can enjoy animated city squares with beautiful buildings of remarkable architecture, can visit historic churches, museums of glass making trade and old printing and so on.

Troia Peninsula by Dora Hathazi Mendes Paintings from Portugal
Troia Peninsula by Dora Hathazi Mendes Paintings from Portugal

A watercolor painting about the Troia Peninsula in Portugal with the Serra da Arrabida hills in the background.
Peninsula de Tróia is one of the most beautiful coastlines of Portugal, with crystal clear waters, white sand beaches, and pine forested sand dunes.

Old Portuguese Cottage House by Dora Hathazi Mendes Paintings from Portugal
Old Portuguese Cottage House by Dora Hathazi Mendes Paintings from Portugal

A watercolor painting about an old traditional Portuguese cottage house. A typical whitewashed house with painted blue base, what you can find my many villages of Portugal.
In fact I am not sure where exactly my reference photo was taken, but guessing by the castle in the background, it can be for instance Obidos.

Sintra Pena Palace art by Dora Hathazi Mendes paintings from Portugal
Sintra Pena Palace art by Dora Hathazi Mendes paintings from Portugal

A new watercolor painting about the Pena Palace in Sintra Portugal, a wonderful place which gives plenty of inspiration, as from every angle is uniquely amazing.

Near Lisbon, you can find one of the seven wonders of Portugal, and one of the 10 places in world that look like they belong to a fairy tale.
On the highest peaks of the Serra de Sintra in Portugal, stands the spectacular palace of Pena, an eclectic medley of architectural styles built in the 19th century for the husband of the young Queen Maria II, Ferdinand. In Portugal he was known as Dom Fernando II. the Artist King, because he loved art, nature, and the new inventions of the time. He was himself a watercolour painter, and devoted himself in his live patronizing arts.
For Pena Castle Ferdinand appointed a German architect, to build his summer palace filled with oddities from all over the World. His lifelong dream was to create this enchanting, extravagant place, which was finished in the year he died.
I hope you will enjoy my watercolor painting,about the bright colours and atmosphere of the palace, which today is open for tourists who are amazed of visiting a truth fairy-tale place.

Boats on Shore in Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Boats on Shore in Portugal painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

Finally a watercolor painting about fishing boats on shore, in Portugal.

I hope you will like this selection from Karavella Atelier. Some of the original paintings available, also Fine Art Prints in different sizes from my Portugal Paintings Collection. Thank you very much for supporting my art! Dora

 

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