Category Archives: Exhibitions
In April and May, there are a lot of flowers that I love to Paint. I am going to share a few of the Spring watercolors that I painted. They are on exhibition at the Plaza de los Pintores in the heart of Madrid.
I named this painting Red Roses in a Glass Herb Liquor Bottle. I like this glass bottle because it has smooth edges and it is transparent. The roses are from my terrace. I have had this rose bush for many years. I take such good care of it so I can paint the beautiful red roses.
These flowers just showed up on my terrace one day. I didn’t plant them, but one day to my surprise a bunch of irises bloomed. I painted them as soon as I found the time.
Sometimes I use flowers as an excuse to paint my favorite bottles. I still remember the day I laid eyes on this beautiful blue bottle. It was in my grandma and grandpa’s liquor cabinet. I asked if I could have it and I’ve been painting it ever since.
This one is called Iris in Red Vintage Whisky Bottle. I have had this bottle for years. It has a deep red color that looks so pretty in the light. I don’t have this one anymore. A nice couple came to the plaza and got it for themselves.
I got this vintage coffee pot at a street fair. When I got it, I could imagine red roses, almond blossoms, red poppies, and all kinds of colorful flowers inside. When those irises popped up on my terrace, they went right into this old gooseneck coffee pot.
I went on to make a few more watercolors. Here my sapphire bottle is with a depression pink flower-shaped ashtray with a few scattered seashells. I like to put them in front of the window to let the light go through them.
In this watercolor I had a coral tea rose in the blue gin bottle and red roses in the clear liquor de hierba bottle. I love to paint these beautiful bottles with different backgrounds and the flowers I have on my terrace.
This ceramic vase is a Talavera vase. My grandmother rescued it and glued it back together. I am so glad because this is my favorite vase. I put a branch of roses inside and painted them.
Here is another one of my favorite vases. I like to paint the facets on the crystal. I painted a lot of roses because there are a lot of roses on the terrace.
Here is another one of my favorite vases in the watercolor behind me. My watercolor found a new home with this nice couple. You can find me at my stand at the Plaza de los Pintores located in Madrid at Plaza Conde de Barajas. I am there every Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. Come by and see me when you are in Madrid.
What? The Plaza de los Pintores (An Outdoor Art Market) When? Every Sunday from 10am to 3pm Where? Plaza Conde de Barajas – In Madrid.
Hope to see you there:), Victoria Olson
PS I will be there tomorrow.
La Plaza de Pintores – A Collective Painting Exhibition at the Auditorio Y Sala De Exposiciones Paco De Lucia / La Plaza de Pintores – Una exposición de pintura colectiva en el Auditorio y Sala de Exposiciones de Paco De Lucia
-There are 39 Painters at the Plaza-
Inauguration day at Sala Paco de Lucia.
-Hay 39 pintores en la Plaza-
Día de inauguración en la Sala Paco de Lucía.
Oh another picture, more of us are here.
16 of the 39 painters presented a piece at the Sala. Hopefully next time they will all participate.
16 de los 39 pintores presentaron una pieza en la Sala. Esperemos que la próxima vez todos participen.
That would be super fun.
Eso sería super divertido.
I don’t have pictures of everybody or the other’s paintings.
No tengo fotos de todos ni de sus pinturas
But these are the paintings I presented at the exhibition.
Pero estas son las pinturas que presento en la exposición.
You would have to come to the exhibition to see the rest of the pieces. Although here is a clip.
Tendrías que venir a la exposición para ver el resto de las piezas. Aunque aquí hay un corto.
The art work presented here is quite amazing.
El trabajo de arte presentado aquí es bastante sorprendente.
as amazing as my buddies at the Plaza.
Tan asombroso como mis amigos en la Plaza.
The Art exhibition is up through the 27th of February.
La exposición de arte – solo hasta el 27 de febrero.
Plaza de los Pintores – Madrid
On Sunday September 9th, I’ll be at the Plaza de los Pintores. These are some of the pieces I’m going to show.
If you are in Madrid, drop by and see us at Plaza Conde de Barajas (Plaza de los Pintores). I’ll be there every Sunday in September from 10-2. Hope to see you there.
Plaza Conde de Barajas, La Plaza de los Pintores in August 2018
Although this Sunday, the 9th, the Art in the Street show is cancelled due to the heat wave, We’ll back back on Sunday the 19th of August.
Aunque este domingo, día 9, el espectáculo Art in the Street se canceló debido a la ola de calor, regresaremos el domingo 19 de agosto.
The Plaza de los Pintores is located in the heart of Madrid, right around the corner from el Mercado San Miguel. It’s a quiet Plaza even though it’s surrounded by busy streets.
Here at the Plaza, I painted a few street scenes like this one that leads towards las cuevas de Luis Candelas.
This is calle de la Pasa which leads to the quiet little plaza.
This is the well-known Paseo del Prado with Neptune fountain in the middle of the round-about. The Retiro Park is nearby.
This is the Cristal Palace in the Retiro Park.
The Sabatini Gardens are exquisite to contemplate.
The Almudena Cathedral is right next to the Royal Palace.
There’s a heat wave in Madrid, so…tomorrow’s show is cancelled. Hope to see you next Sunday from 10-2 the 19th of August if the weather allows.
My Watercolor Exhibition Experience at Arte Studio in Madrid May-June 2017
I realised that I had to focus. First I got a body of watercolors together 2014 to 2016.
Here’s a short clip of the watercolors in the show and a few pictures.
When I got together around 50 watercolors, I started matting them.
This is the style I used for presentation – A beige mat with plexi-glass and swiss clips.
Once it was all set up, the show looked really nice. I Saw a lot of family and friends I hadn’t seen for a long time as well as meeting new friends.
Although it was very hard work, it was something I wanted to do and I’m glad it happened.
The light in Madrid, Spain is always inspiring.
Exposición del Grupo Becerril Acuarelas
Watercolor Exhibition in Madrid
Today I went to a watercolor exhibition in Madrid at the Sala de Exposiciónes Esteve Botey de AEDA. (Agrupación Española de Acuarelistas).
You can click here to find out where it is if you would like to go; it was excellent!
Here are a few pictures of the Artists
Aracili Hamilton in front of some of her watercolors. Her colors and line are very natural.
Carmen Duran in front of her paintings, this body of work represented different seasons of the year.
Here is another view of Carmen Duran’s Watercolors.
Manuel Alpañés showed beautiful paintings of Andalucía as you can see behind him.
Antonio Arcones in front of his magical looking paintings; they have a special kind of light that draws you in.