The Buen Retiro in Madrid, Spain is my favorite park. Here are a few open air watercolors from the collection of Fountains in the Retiro Park.
The Faun Fountain in the Buen Retiro Park Rose Garden – Madrid, Spain 2007
This fountain is called the fuente del Fauno. It’s located in the Rose Garden at the Retiro Park in Madrid, Spain.
The sculptures integrated in the fountains are fascinating! I should have included the Faun above the dish but I usually focus on the Dolphins.
The mythological creatures on the same fountain have opposite poles, angelic and demonic.
Fuente de Amorcillo or de Cupido
This one is called Fuente de Amorcillo or Fuente de Cupido. Again, I didn’t paint the top and ommited cupid from my watercolor. I was more interested in the base. Next time, I’ll paint the whole fountain.
Fuente del Faunito, Rose Garden in the Retiro Park – Madrid, Spain 2005
There are only two fountains with figures in the Rose Garden, so I paint the same figures over and over again. I just love to paint them.
Fuente del Faunito in the Rose Garden at the Buen Retiro Park in Madrid, Spain 2010
Here is the Faun Fountain at the Rose Garden again; a frontal view.
Fuente del Cupido in the Rose Garden at the Buen Retiro Park in Madrid Spain 2015
This is a view of The Cupid Fountain from an angle. Painting outdoors is a great experience; those of you who do open air painting know this and those who haven’t done it yet must put it on the bucket list.
Open Air Painting at the Rose Garden in El Buen Retiro in Madrid, Spain
I like to get a picture of the painting in process with the model; it’s fun to see them together.