Talavera Vase with Almond Blossoms

This is one of my favorite vases; it’s from the old Talavera factory. I never get tired of painting it in different kinds of lights. Here, I’ve painted it at night under electric light.

Talavera Vase with Almond Blossoms 2020

The days are still quite short here in Madrid. Almond blossoms are one of my favorites. Yesterday we got a a hard wind so maybe they have all been blown off the trees. Almond blossoms aren’t on the trees for long.

Blue Bottles with a Red Bottle

These colorful flowers tell me that the cold winter here in Madrid is getting ready to leave and the warm weather is coming soon.  I run out and cut the flowers and paint them as fast as possible before they wilt.

Blue Bottles with a Red Bottle 2020

The first signs of spring in my neighborhood

This painting is a resin-oil painting.

I mix the dry pigments with essential oils and paint with a pallet knife and brushes.  The gloss is in the paint not on the surface.

Here is a little Painting Setup clip of some of the process.  You can see this new painting at  Plaza de los Pintores on Sunday from 10-2.  We are located at Plaza Conde de Barajas in Madrid, Spain.  Hope to see you there.

 

 

A Watercolor of the Fallen Angel Fountain in the autumn. The watercolor is on an easel and the fountain is in the background

Fuente del Àngel Caìdo November 2019

This autumn watercolor painting is of the Fallen Angel Fountain in the Retiro Park located in Madrid, Spain.   In this September painting the  flowers that surround the fountain are bright red geraniums.

Watercolor of the Fallen Angel Fountain. There are red flowers around the fountain

Fuente del Angel Caìdo September 2019

I no longer have this September watercolor with the red geraniums so I went back to the Retiro last weekend to paint it again.   To my surprise the flowers had been pulled up and replaced with red, yellow, white and purple pansies…quite a change from the bold red color.

 

Watercolor of the Fallen Angel Fountain in the Retiro Park in Madrid Spain. The sky is blue with a few clouds and the leaves are turning a golden orcher color

Fuente del Angel Caido November 2019

This watercolor is from a collection of watercolors of the fountains in the Retiro Park.  The Fallen Angel Fountain is pretty interesting when you look into its history.  It’s one of a kind.   

Watercolor of the Fallen Angel Fountain. There are red flowers around the fountain

Fuente del Àngel Caìdo September 2019

If you come to Madrid, don’t miss out on seeing this impressive fountain.

This is the Fallen Angel Fountain.  If you’ve ever read John Milton’s epic ‘Paradise Lost’  The first page comes to life when you see this awesome statue. 

Watercolor of the Fallen Angel Fountain. There are red flowers around the fountain

Fuente del Angel Caìdo September 2019

I’ve painted parts of this fountain a few times, but this is the first time I painted the whole fountain.