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.
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 littlePainting Setup clipof 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.
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.
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.
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.
This little square in the Retiro Park is called Plaza del Màrmol. There is a limestone fountain in the middle of the square. Four young Tritons sustain the main dish. At one time this fountain was completely hidden by overgrown bushes. Since then the bushes have been cut and the little plaza is in plain sight.
The day I went there to paint the little square, the gardeners had just finished pulling all the flowers to replace them with new flowers. I will have to go back soon to paint the fountain with flowers around the pond.