I made this watercolor of Plaza del Parterre in the early morning of August 2020. I got to my painting spot at 7:30 in the morning. The morning light was glorious. We had been confined in our houses the whole spring. In the month of August we were ‘allowed’ to go out if we were working. I considered myself to be working because I was painting with my student.
It was still somewhat dark outside because it was early morning.
A starling came by to visit a few times during the morning.
Here it is in natural daylight.
The Plein Air watercolor served me to make this studio painting later.
I am so happy to say Plaza del Parterre was granted World Heritage status July 25th, 2021 by UNESCO. The Spanish collection is called Paisaje de la Luz, in English it’s Landscape of Light.
Thank you for reading my little story. Enjoy your day, Victoria
Almost a year has gone by since I painted this watercolor in Retiro park. I made quite a few watercolors of the autumn of 2020.
This other watercolor is one that I made in December. The autumn colors are still there. In the photo below, I had just finished the watercolor.
The different shades of green and ocher are amazingly beautiful. Retiro Park is a painter’s paradise. I have a short video of the watercolor below. Click here to see it.
I like to take a photo of the paintings in the daylight to see the true colors.
Taking a photo with my hand also serves as a size reference. Thank you for reading my little story.
Have a lovely day,
We had a really cold winter in Madrid in 2020, so this is one of the interiors that I painted to get out of the cold.
There wasn’t anybody in the building except for the workers and us two that were painting. All the comfy sofas had been taken out.
The usual people who hang out in this building were not here because there was nothing to see, nothing to do and nowhere to sit.
This is what this beautiful building looks like on the outside. Thank you for reading my little story.