Sunday, July 30, 2017

Yellow Bellied Sunbird

Yellow Bellied Sunbird. Watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes


A watercolor painting about yellow bellied sunbird, in latin name Neodrepanis hypoxantha. This painting I made after my own photograph, which I took in Malawi. This little bird, like a precious jewel was sitting every morning at out window for our amazement, how nature can create a such a perfect being.

Yellow Bellied Sunbird watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Yellow Bellied Sunbird - Watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

This original painting currently available for sale. Contact me for more information.

The Yellow Bellied Sunbird painting also available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from the Beauty in Animals Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For available originals and commission works, 
please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier

Friday, July 28, 2017

Dreaming of Malawi

Dreaming of Malawi. Watercolour painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes


A watercolour painting about a typical scene in Malawi, a little house with stormy sky, a bit dried out trees, and red flowers. Clothes drying in the wind, and it is completely peaceful. No rush, no distractions, just nature and sky.

 I had the pleasure to spend a short year in Malawi, and this is how I like to remember. This watercolour painting was made after my own photograph.

Dreaming of Malawi - Watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

This original painting currently available for sale. Contact me for more information.

The Dreaming of Malawi painting also available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from the Eye of the Traveller Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For available originals and commission works, 
please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier



Thursday, July 27, 2017

In Love With a Macaw

In Love With a Macaw. Original Ecoline painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes.


Have you ever fallen in love with a bird? If not yet, then check out my new painting titled In Love With A Macaw. A mixed media painting where I used mainly Ecoline, Guache and black permanent marker, about a blue and gold Macaw, a beautiful, colourful parrot surrounded with elements of the English and Belgian Art Deco, enhanced with a painted stained glass style frame.

In Love with a Macaw, original tropical bird painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
In Love With A Macaw - painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

This original painting currently available for sale. Contact me for more information.

The In Love With a Macaw painting also available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from the Beauty in Animals Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For available originals and commission works, 
please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Old Street in Obidos, Portugal

Old Street in Obidos, Portugal. Original watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes.

My new watercolor painting about a charming European medieval village in Portugal, called Obidos. A cobblestone street with old wrought iron street light, and purple Wisteria, and Coffee place with umbrellas.

Old Street in Obidos, Portugal watercolor by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Old Street in Obidos, Portugal by Dora Hathazi Mendes

This original watercolour painting currently available for sale. Contact me for more information.

The Old Street in Obidos Portugal painting also available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from The Eye of a Traveler Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For available originals and commission works, 
please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Solitary Cottage in Malawi

Solitary Cottage in Malawi watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes


A watercolour painting about an African solitary house in Malawi, a little oasis surrounded with greens and located at a edge of a hill looking at a spectacular view to the mountains. This painting I created using my own photograph titled Above All, which you can find in my Africa-Malawi Gallery.

Solitary Cottage in Malawi - watercolor by dora Hathazi Mendes

This original watercolour painting currently available for sale. Contact me for more information.

The Solitary Cottage in Malawi painting also available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from The Eye of a Traveler Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For available originals and commission works, 
please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier

Friday, July 14, 2017

Big Ben and London Eye

Big Ben and London Eye watercolour painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes


My watercolour painting shows together the three famous landmark of today's London, the Big Ben with the part of the Westminster Abby, and the London Eye. All three are the must visit places category of the capital city, London.

The nickname Big Ben is often referred to the whole tower at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London which currently called Elizabeth Tower, but the nickname actually only for the bell of the clock tower. At the time when the bell was introduced in the British Isles, Big Ben was the world biggest and largest bell, and the people liked to nickname huge bells, but today is kind of a mystery from who came the name Ben. 

Big Ben and London Eye watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

The Big Ben and London Eye painting is available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from The Eye of a Traveler Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For available originals and commission works, 
please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier

Thursday, July 13, 2017

London Blue

London Blue - Watercolour painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes


A blue tone watercolour painting about the river Thames with two boats, the Westminster Bridge, and the Houses of Parliament in London, in the background with the London Eye.

London Blue Watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
London Blue Watercolour by Dora Hathazi Mendes

The London Blue painting is available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from The Eye of a Traveler Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For available originals and commission works, 
please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

High Street of Stamford in England

High Street of Stamford in England. Watercolour painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes


A watercolour painting about the High Street Saint Martin's of Stamford in England Lincolnshire 100 miles North of London. 

Stamford is a lovely English town situated on the River Welland, with 17th and 18th century stones buildings, old timber framed houses and several medieval churches. An exceptional charming place to visit. 



Hight Street of Stamford in England. Watercolor painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
High Street of Stamford in England. Watercolour painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

The Hight Street of Stamford in England painting is available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from The Eye of a Traveler Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For available originals and commission works, 
please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier

Hooded Crow at the Black Sea

Hooded Crow at the Black Sea, painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes


My mixed media painting is about a Hooded Crow walking at the Black Sea of Romania. This bird species the Corvus Cornix also called Danis Crow, Scotch Crow, Gray Crow or Hoodie, is widely distributed in Europe and part of Middle East as well. Like many other corvids, it is an omnivorous, an opportunistic forager and feeder. 

Hooded Crow at the black Sea painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes, Karavella Atelier
Hooded Crow at the Black Sea. Painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes



"He tried ignoring the sea, 
But it was bigger than death, just as it was bigger than life.
He tried talking to the sea, 
But his brain shuttered and his eyes winced from it as from open flame.
He tried sympathy for the sea, 
But it shouldered him off - as a dead thing shoulders you off.
He tried hating the sea, 
But instantly felt like a scrutty dry rabbit-dropping on the windy cliff.
He tried just being in the same world as the sea, 
But his lungs were not deep enough, 
And his cheery blood banged off it, 
Like a water-drop off a hot stove.
Finally. 
He turned his back and he marched away from the sea, 
As a crucified man cannot move."

- Crow and the Sea poem by Ted Hughes



The Hooded Crow at the Black Sea painting is available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from Beauty in Animals Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For my available originals and commission works, 
please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier

Caru cu Bere

Caru cu Bere Antique Shop Sign - painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes


An antique gilded wrought iron shop sign which shows a cat, a dragon, with a lighting, from an amazingly decorated famous restaurant and bar in Bucharest the Caru cu Bere, in English the Beer Cart or Beer Wagon. 

The sign is from the front door of the Gothic revival building with breath taking Art Nouveau interior, designed by an Austrian architect Siegfrid Kofczinsky in 1899. Situated in Lipscani district a must see, must try place in the capital city of Romania.


Caru cu Bere Antique Shopsign by Dora Hathazi Mendes

The Caru cu Bere Antique Shop Sign painting is available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from The Eye of a Traveller Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For my available originals and commission works, 
please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Age of the Samurai

The Age of the Samurai Collection by Dora Hathazi Mendes


The paintings of the Age of the Samurai Collection are illustrations for my history of costumes and society essay titled Japan in the time of the Samurai between the 12th and 19th century. 

The Age of the Samurai Collection by Dora Hathazi Mendes
The Age of the Samurai Collection by Dora Hathazi Mendes

Samurai were Japanese warriors who were revered not only for their skill as great warriors, but also for their significant influence on the fashion and taste on Japanese society. They had both the status, intelligence, and visibility to cultivate distinctive styles, colours, and fabrics.

Samurai Gifts from Karavella Atelier

The Age of the Samurai Collection contain 11 ecoline samurai paintings, and they are available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

The Age of the Samurai Collection by Karavella Atelier
The Age of the Samurai Collection by Karavella Atelier


For my available originals and commission works, 
please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier

Monday, July 10, 2017

Stained Glass paintings with Flowers

Stained Glass paintings with Flowers by Dora Hathazi Mendes



In Portugal there is a very famous flee market called Feria da Ladra, which means Market of Thiefs. There are many treasures to be found, as one day I was lucky to buy there two small vintage jewellery boxes made of metal and inlay.

My sophisticated ecoline paintings are inspired by the motif of these little boxes. One with a green, the other with blue background which imitating stained glass with bordeaux flowers, and golden organic decorative frames. 



Green Stained Glass Flower by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Green Stained Glass with Flower by Dora Hathazi Mendes


Blue Stained Glass Flower by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Blue Stained Glass with Flower by Dora Hathazi Mendes

The Floral paintings with the Green and the Blue backgrounds are available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from Magic and Nature Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For my available originals and commission works, 
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Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunny Flower

Sunny Flower painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes


A painting about a stylised flower and spiral leaves made with vibrant sunny colours of Ecoline paint, such as chartreuse, lemon, saffron and deep yellow, light and deep orange, spring green, vermilion, scarlet red, and gold. A bright mixture to bring sunshine into your day! 

Sunny Flower painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Sunny Flower painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes


"Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful, they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul."
- by Luther Burbank

The Sunny Flower painting is available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from Magic and Nature Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For my available originals and commission works, 

please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Seaweed

Seaweed by Dora Hathazi Mendes


Words today are like the shells and a rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistering from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster. - by Cyril Connoly 

Seaweed painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Seaweed - Ecoline painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes


A blue and green coloured underwater painting about seaweeds and bubbles made with Ecoline paint.

The Seaweed painting is available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from Magic and Nature Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For my available originals and commission works, 

please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Portuguese Singing Windmill

Portuguese Singing Windmill by Dora Hathazi Mendes


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 records of the Portuguese traditional windmills, and even today we can visit some working and listen their singing. 

There are not many example of Aeolian musical instruments fitted traditionally in architecture, because nowadays is normal to avoid noise made by technical structures. But these unique Portuguese Windmills are the example to combine simple beauty with functionality. Developing the sounding jars which are fixed directly on the bar of the wheel had double purposes, one of them was simply to decorate, but the main reason was to alert the millers that the storm was coming to prevent disasters. The windmills are singing differently as the speed of the wind varies. 

Portuguese Singing Windmill painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Portuguese Singing Windmill - painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes


My painting introducing a stylized Portuguese Singing Windmill, reflecting the simplicity of this great and creative invention.

The Portuguese Singing Windmill ecoline painting is available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from The Eye of a Traveller Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For my available originals and commission works, 

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Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Pena Palace in Sintra Portugal

Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal by Dora Hathazi Mendes


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. 


Pena Palace in Portugal colorful painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Pena Palace in Portugal by Dora Hathazi Mendes

My painting reflecting the bright colours and atmosphere of the Palacio de Pena, which today is open for tourists who are amazed of visiting a truth fairy-tale like environment. The painting is an ideal decoration for rooms of children, or nurseries.

The bright coloured Pena Palace in Portugal painting is available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from The Eye of a Traveller Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .


For my available originals and commission works, 

please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Medieval Bastion - Mace Tower of Buda Castle Hungary

Medieval Bastion -  Mace Tower of Buda Castle Hungary by Dora Hathazi Mendes.


The Buda Castle in Hungarian called Budavari Palota, is a beautiful historical palace and castle complex of the Kings of Hungary in Budapest, which was built on the southern tip of the Castle Hill. Also known as the Castle District Varnegyed, which is famous for its Medieval, Baroque, and 19th-century houses, churches, and public buildings. After the invasion of the Tatars, the first fortified town was built in the 13th century by Bela VI, later was enlarged with new palaces by King Sigismund, then in the second half of the 15th century King Matthias had the Gothic Palace rebuild in late gothic, and renaissance style. The Complex through its long history, for instance was occupied by Turks, destroyed and burned down in World War II., was rebuilt several times, and finally turned into a cultural centre after the war.


Medieval Bastion - Mace Tower of Buda Castle Hungary by Dora Hathazi Mendes


The Mace Tower in Hungarian Buzogany Torony, stands next to the Great Rondella, at the South end of the Buda Castle. It is part of the Medieval Remnants, in a courtyard of the former medieval castle.  A cylindrical, thin, slender Tower, with a completely vertical wall, has on the top a "mace" roof with wooden shingle and a covered small terrace header. The Tower was built around the XV. century, during the reign of King Sigismund.

My painting is a stylised style composition of the Tower with the stairs and street lights elegantly leading to the entrance of the Bastion, beautifully surrounded with painted frame, together composed with unique contrasts of colours.  

The bright coloured Medieval Bastion painting is available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from The Eye of a Traveller Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For my available originals and commission works, 

please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier