Spain – City and Rural Landscape


Desde Madrid al Cielo.  Yes indeed.  Madrid is a great city.  In this beautiful fountain of mythological motif,  you can see Neptune riding the waves as he is being pulled forward by wild-looking horses. It’s called the Fountain of Neptune. The focus here is the Paseo del Prado which is part of La Castellana. La Castellana runs through Madrid and meets with major streets like Calle Alcalá.

watercolor of the Paseo del Prado in Madrid, Spain Neptune fountain is in the middle of the glorieta. Official Buildings and hotel seen in the background with flags on the top

Paseo del Prado Madrid, Spain August 2016 Watercolor on Arches 300 gms 28x38cm 11x15in  Matted 20×16 inch  ivory colored museum board Acquired

A small line and wash watercolor of Santa Maria la Real de la Almudena is the Catholic Cathedral of Madrid, simply called, La Almudena.  The Church is dedicated to the Virgin Almudena, the patron Saint of Madrid.  The construction began in the late XIX Century and was completed in the late XX Century.  It has Neoclassical, Neo gothic and Neo Romanesque styles.

A watercolor pen and ink of the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid Spain. Big tree in front of gates with cathedral in the back.

La Almudena June 24th 2018 Line and Wash on Arches 300 gms 14×19 cm Acquired

The Sabatini Gardens  are neoclassical-style gardens located on the northern facade of the Royal Palace in Madrid.  Carlos III ordered the construction to his architect Francisco Sabatini.  

A small watercolor of the Royal Palace with evergreens on each side flanking a pool with three square fountains in the middle. A big blue sky and bright green grass.

Acquired The Sabatini Gardens Madrid Spain 2018 Line and Wash on Arches 300 gms 14×19 cm 

‘El que no pasa por la calle de la Pasa no se casa’ (He who does not pass through the street of the Raisin does not marry) This is a short, narrow street hidden in the heart of Madrid. Right next to the San Miguel Market. In the 18th Century all the couples who wanted to begin the process of getting married had to go to this street and do the paperwork at the Archbishop’s Palace on Calle de la Pasa number 3.

watercolor of a small street in Madrid with old fashioned light posts and narrow street with stone floor.

Acquired Calle de la Pasa Madrid 2018 Watercolor on Arches 300 gsm 

The Piruli of Madrid can be seen from many areas of Madrid.

Watercolor of Piruli de Madrid on a cloudy day with skyline

Acquired El Piruli de Madrid 1997 Watercolor on Arches 300 gms 19.5×14.5cm 7.6x 

The Temple Lds in Madrid has a beautiful white facade, impeccably white and a beautiful garden in the back called El Jardin de las Novias or the Bride’s Garden.

A small watercolor of the Lds Temple in Madrid, Spain. There is a beautiful white temple with cypress trees and a cloudy blue sky with pink tones and a tree branch in the foreground.

Templo Lds 2016 watercolor on watecolor paper 15x20cm 10×8 in €20 Euros

El Cerro de los Angeles is located in the middle of Spain. I can see it from my terrace, so I paint it a lot.

A small watercolor of the Cerro de los Angeles. A big blue sky over the central point of Spain. A little mountain with Sagrado Corazon monument on the top.

El Cerro de los Angeles September 2011 Watercolor – 19x28cm 7.5x11in €20 Euros

Rural Madrid

A chilly afternoon in the town of Bustarviejo. This town is  a Spanish municipality located in the Sierra Norte of the Community of Madrid. Bustarviejo sits on the slopes of the Sierra de Guadarrama. 

A watercolor of a rural town called Bustarviejo. A cold day with heavy clouds bare trees and evergreens with an old fashioned street light on a stone wall with iron rod and a path .

Bustarviejo, Spain 2017 Watercolor on Arches 300 gms 10.5×14.5 cm  4×6 in  Acquired


Pueblos Blancos

Castellar, Spain

Watercolor with bougainvilla against a white spanish house with a blue sky

Acquired Castellar, Spain 2018 Watercolor Arches 300 gms 9.5×14.5 cm 4×6 in €10 Euros


Cantalojas is my favorite place.  I always take my paints with me when I go.

Little cottage in Cantalojas, Spain. Big cloudy sky of blues and crimsons with a brick colored house on an open prarie with a green leafy tree in the forefround a watercolor

Casa en el Campo Cantalojas Spain 2007 –  Watercolor on Arches 300 gsm – Matted in 8×10 inch  Museum Board (25.4 x20.3 cm)  €65 Euros


Trillo There is actually a waterfall runnning right through the middle of town.  There are houses on both sides of a tripple cascade waterfall.  The town is beautiful too and colorful with black railing all over the little town.

watercolor of waterfall running through a little town called Trillo. Lots of green everywhere and a blue sky

Trillo Waterfall Spain April 25th 2015 Watercolor on Arches 300 GSM – 11 x5.5 in (28 cm x 14 cm) €65 Euros

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