This spring I was only able to paint one watercolor of the white almond blossoms. They bloomed, it rained, it was windy and they were gone.
These are some of the steps taken.
I started out by putting the vase and the flowers on the paper first.
Then I start working around the paper putting in the colors and shapes I see.
Here I start looking for contrast.
Looking for depth.
Looking for atmosphere.
Just finished this illustration of Canto IV, Limbo inspired by Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy.
Tempera and resin-oils on canvas.
It was a cold grey day, Friday the 3rd of March 2017. The Agrupaciòn de Acuarelistas de España of Madrid did some Plen Air Painting at Bustarviejo.
Jose Luis Cano with his watercolor; he carried out the colors beautifully.
Trabajo conjunto de calidad de Pilar Balsa y M Àngeles. The water is just amazing, look at the reflection!
After lunch, it started pouring, raining cats and dogs! (These two little watercolors are mine by the way)
Then it started snowing so everyone started painting in front of the windows.
Argentina March 2017
Argentina made misty-looking watercolors with accents of color that captured the atmosphere outside. Here’s her painting below.
Argentina’s Marzo 3, 2017 en Bustarviejo.
I was busy looking out the window painting and when I turned around, Ricardo de Arce had already finished a large watercolor. It seemed like he painted it in a blink of an eye.
Ricardo de Arce and his watercolor
Ricardo de Arce con su acuarela
Manuel Alpañes is another amazing watercolor artist and an incredible portrait painter.
Manuel Alpañes Pintando
I don’t have the name of the person who did the drawings below, but they are really nice gesture drawings with background included.
There’s nothing like outdoor painting. And better yet painting with the Watercolor Society of Madrid (Agrupacion de Acuarelistas de España).
ps…I would have taken more pictures but my phone ran out of batteries. Gracias a todos por pasarme las fotos.:)
Dante’s Inferno Canto IV in process – Mixed Technique: Tempera Under-painting and Resin-Oil Finish. ILLustration in Process of Canto IV, Limbo
Almost finished…(Inspired by Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy)
Canto IV Session 20
The mixed technique is oil paint and egg tempera. The resin-oil drying time is more than a few days.
When drying a painting with this kind of mixture make sure the painting is isolated for a few days since all varnishes are volatile and harmful.
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri is as Divine as Epic Poetry gets. There’s nothing pretty about the poem to paint and art has never been about painting a pretty pictures.
I’ve posted three sessions, the other sessions in between were mistakes taken off of the canvas. ;).
anto IV Limbo Session 10