Open Air Painting in Olmeda de las Fuentes June, 2016

The Agrupaciòn Española de Acuarelistas (Spanish Watercolor Society) in Madrid went to the beautiful village called Olmeda de las Fuentes to do some open air watercolor painting.  There were more than 40 of us painting out doors in this small pueblo.

easel

A view at the edge of town

The morning was overcast.  I walked to the top of the hill with two others, a couple, and looked for a nice shady place, ready for a hot day.

first hour

Afternoon

The morning was overcast, no shadows. I waited til the sun came out to paint the cast shadows on the ground.

When I got to this point in the painting, a man who lives in the village pulled up in his car…  It was obvious that I was in his parking place; the only shady place left :).

He was so nice. Before I could say anything he said that I didn’t have to move.

Olmeda de las Fuentes 2016

Hazy June Morning in Olmeda de las Fuentes 2016

 He Parked his car in the sun and asked us if it would bother us.  ‘If it would bother us?’ I mean how nice can you get.

Any way, this is how this painting called ‘Hazy June Morning in Olmeda de las Fuentes’ turned out.  We all got together for lunch.

Lunch Time

Lunch Time

 The food was delicious.

We showed each other our drawings.

Participante

Argentina with her watercolor

Argentina found a beautiful little corner to paint in the village.

Jose Maria Ysmer 2016

Jose Maria Ysmer

Jose Maria Ysmer always picks the perfect place to paint and his watercolors turn out so picturesque and painterly.

Olmeda de las Fuentes 2016

Olmeda de las Fuentes 2016

After lunch, we painted for another three hours and then returned to Madrid. It was a lot of fun, just like in April.  We all went to Trillo to paint outdoors.

 

Watercolor of a waterfall running down the middle of the town in Trillo, lots of green and emphasis on waterfall in foreground.

Open Air Painting in Trillo, Spain

Unbelievable!  In Trillo, Spain, there is a waterfall flowing through the middle of town.  I went there on Saturday with the Watercolor Group of Madrid.

There is a small village in Spain called Trillo.  There is a waterfall going through the middle of the town,

There is a small village in Spain called Trillo. There is a waterfall going through the middle of the town,

This was my set up and perspective.  We were a group of 28 watercolor painters.  It was so much fun.

This was my set up and perspective. We were a group of 28 watercolor painters. It was so much fun.

Watercolor exhibition at the Cultural Center in Trillo

After our painting session, we all had lunch at a restaurant called Casa de David. The food was absolutely delicious! Then the City Hall of Trillo invited us to hang our paintings in the Cultural Center. It was a fun day. I can’t wait for the next out-door painting excursion!