This is a postcard size watercolor which goes back in time to 1997. When I heard about this park, I went to visit it right away with my watercolors. I wanted to paint a piece of the wall. I walk by this park once and a while and the fountain itself looks the same.
If you come to Madrid, don’t miss out on seeing this impressive fountain.
This is the Fallen Angel Fountain. If you’ve ever read John Milton’s epic ‘Paradise Lost’ The first page comes to life when you see this awesome statue.
I’ve painted parts of this fountain a few times, but this is the first time I painted the whole fountain.
In the spring I like to paint the wild flowers since they are so colorful and my favorite painting theme.
Since I’m painting from life, I put in the poppies first before they wilt.
Then I start putting in other flowers, not forgetting about the equally important background which includes the glass pickle jar.
Here I am almost finished. Just putting in the finishing touches. Not too many.
The watercolor is almost finished here. I paint what I see and leave a lot of the white of the paper.
This year the wild flower season was brief. Less rain, less flowers…
-There are 39 Painters at the Plaza-
Inauguration day at Sala Paco de Lucia.
-Hay 39 pintores en la Plaza-
Día de inauguración en la Sala Paco de Lucía.
Oh another picture, more of us are here.
16 of the 39 painters presented a piece at the Sala. Hopefully next time they will all participate.
16 de los 39 pintores presentaron una pieza en la Sala. Esperemos que la próxima vez todos participen.
That would be super fun.
Eso sería super divertido.
I don’t have pictures of everybody or the other’s paintings.
No tengo fotos de todos ni de sus pinturas
But these are the paintings I presented at the exhibition.
Pero estas son las pinturas que presento en la exposición.
You would have to come to the exhibition to see the rest of the pieces. Although here is a clip.
Tendrías que venir a la exposición para ver el resto de las piezas. Aunque aquí hay un corto.
The art work presented here is quite amazing.
El trabajo de arte presentado aquí es bastante sorprendente.
as amazing as my buddies at the Plaza.
Tan asombroso como mis amigos en la Plaza.
The Art exhibition is up through the 27th of February.
La exposición de arte – solo hasta el 27 de febrero.
This is the Plaza del Conde de Barajas la Plaza de los Pintores. There are 39 artists who show their work every Sunday from 10-2. I have a little stand there too. As of October I have a permanent stand where I show my art too. I’m really happy about it.
Hope to see you there!
I like to start a watercolor with a light grid to keep my parallel lines parallel. I start with a pencil sketch and then go on to pen and ink.
I tape down all of my watercolors to get the white edge of the paper. Don’t think you need anything expensive. I use carpenter’s tape, but it’s only there for a couple of hours. I wouldn’t leave it there for more than a day.
This is the white edge I’m talking about. When the tape is taken off, you have a white border.
Click Here is a really short video of the painting site.
Madrid is great!
In the spring, there are plenty of flowers to paint. This is a line & wash. First you draw with ink and then just lay a wash over the line leaving any white for light.
These are very quick watercolors that I don’t have any more. I send them as postcards.
Watercolor Exhibition in Madrid
Today I went to a watercolor exhibition in Madrid at the Sala de Exposiciónes Esteve Botey de AEDA. (Agrupación Española de Acuarelistas).
You can click here to find out where it is if you would like to go; it was excellent!
Here are a few pictures of the Artists
Aracili Hamilton in front of some of her watercolors. Her colors and line are very natural.
Carmen Duran in front of her paintings, this body of work represented different seasons of the year.
Here is another view of Carmen Duran’s Watercolors.
Manuel Alpañés showed beautiful paintings of Andalucía as you can see behind him.
Antonio Arcones in front of his magical looking paintings; they have a special kind of light that draws you in.
Javier Fuentes in front of one of his paintings. He had a variety of colorful paintings of different themes and sizes.
Here are some more of Javier Fuentes’ paintings.
I’m missing one Artist here, José Benito Orduña. I wasn’t able to get a picture of him next to his pieces; however, you can see his work here by clicking on his name.
Virgil and Dante enter the Second Circle where the lustful are forever thrown around in dark dust storm. Dante sees Dido, Cleopatra, Helen, Achilles, Paris and countless others who died for love.
Beatriz decends from a place that she longs to return to visit Virgil whose soul is suspended in Limbo. She asks Virgil to guide her friend Dante out of the dark forest where he is trapped by three beasts. Virgil describes Beatriz as having eyes that surpassed the spledor of the star’s.