Flowers, Glasswork and Pottery

Spring Blossoms

Flowers, Glasswork and Pottery

One thing I love about Madrid is that explosion of color and light, suddenly, after a freezing cold winter.

The technique is resin-oil; the resin being ventian terpentine with other essential oils that I mix with natural historic pigments using a palette knife.

Yellow, pink and white blossoms in tall thin vase. Small painting

Spring Blossoms 2006 Resin-oil on stretched linen 41×33 cm 16×13 in €110 Euros

Wild flowers and glass is what I like most in still life especially reflected in the mirror.

Poppies and wild purple, violet and yellow flowers in a pickle jar reflected in the mirror.

Wild Flowers in a Pickle Jar 2012 Oil on Canvas 65cm X 46cm Acquired

Another resin-oil with that candied look to it.  Poppies in transparent emerald-green glass is amazing to paint.  I like the way the glass bends the light destoring the stems in the water.

Poppies in Green Bottle

Poppies in Green Bottle 2006 Oil on Canvas 45.72×60.9 cm 18×24 €300 Euros

These yellow and pink spring flowers vibrate against each other.

Clay Vase with Spring Flowers

Clay Vase with Spring Flowers 2006 Resin -Oil on Canvas 46×55 cm 18×21 in 230€ Euros

An oil painting of a simple rustic night table with a rachu pinch pot full of Almond blossoms against a white wall. The flowers shadows are cast on the wall and there are little pink petals on the wooden night stand.

Blossoms in Pinch Pot 2005 Oil on Canvas 55×46 cm 21.6×18 in 225€ Euros

The Mixed Technique

Mixed technique refers to egg tempera and oil mixed in specific yet different ways to get a desired result.

Large oil painting with brightly colored yet naturalistic colors and shapes of Spanish wild flowers, deep poppies, little purple pettaled flowers and white daisies with a large yellow circle in the middle in a cobolt blue flower vase on top a a high stand guilded in gold against a white wall and wood panel.

Spring Flowers 2005 Resin-oil on Canvas 73×54 cm 28.7×21 200€

The Deep Red Poppies and little wild flowers are so colorful and elegante. 

Poppies and wild flowers in blue glass ewer pitcher with figure on the left in painting.

Wild Flowers in Blue Vase 2012 Wild Flowers in Blue Vase 2012 – Egg Tempera on Canvas – 41cm x 33cm – Location San Diego, California  €110

contrasting with and complementing the red vintage glass bottle.  

Spanish wild flowers in Red Bottle with curtain in back ground

Spanish Wild Flowers in Red Bottle 2012 Spanish Wild Flowers in Red Bottle 2012 – Egg Tempera on Canvas – 16 in x 13 in – 41 cm x 33 cm €110

This is the tail end of spring.  It was beautiful while it lasted.

Blue Vase with Oranges

Blue Vase with Oranges 2011 Oil on Canvas 55×46 cm 21.6×18 in €315 Euros

This large pink Rose in a blue glass ewer is an egg tempera painting made by mixing pigments with an emulsion made with egg and other essential oils mixed with a palette knife.
One day there was a gigantic rose on my terrace so…

Pink Rose in blue glass ewer pitcher.

Pink Rose in Blue Vase 2014 Egg Tempera on Canvas 41×33 cm 16×13 in €110 Euros

   There is a white rose bush on the terrace.  Sometimes I wait for them to bloom so I can paint them in one of my favorite glass vases.

White Roses in Crystal Vase 2014

White Roses in Crystal Vase 2014 – Egg Tempera on Canvas – 13 in x 16 in – 33 cm x 41 cm  €110

I  tried a new color to see how it would affect the look of the glass and the pink rose.  The color and light effect is a bit different than usual. 

Pink Rose in front of Mirror  2014

Pink Rose in front of Mirror 2014 Egg Tempera on Canvas 41×33 cm 16 x13 in €110

The candelabra, the blue ewer vase and the Andalusian clay deep dish are my favorite objects.  I like to adorn them with simple fruit.

Egg tempera painting of evening scene with candalabra, glass ewer with a blue leaf design with bananas, red grapes and a pear. In the ewer there are Spanish wild flowers poppies, purple flowers and daisies all reflected in the mirror.

Candalabra with Fruit 2012 Egg Tempera on Canvas 65X46 cm 25×18 in €250 Euros

The roses are from the terrace.  When they start to bloom, I usually paint them.  My grandmother left the vase in my care.  It is an old Talvera vase.

Pink Roses in Talavera vase painting

Roses in Talavera Vase 2012 Egg Tempera on Canvas 46cm x 65cm 18×25.5 in Acquired

An Egg tempera painting of a crystal vase sitting on a wooden table reflecting in the mirror. The vase is full of white daisiess. The colors are browns, tans blacks, glass color of blues and whites and the daisies and their stems are white and green with a yellow spot in the middle of the daisies.

Wild Daisies in Crystal Vase on Mother’s Day 2012 Egg Tempera on Canvas 46X 65cm 18×25.5 €365

I could paint them in differnt places all my life.

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