Everybody goes to see the Crystal Palace in November because even though it was freezing cold the day I was painting outdoors, I would almost say that this area crowded. I was painting in the area for two weeks and the colors were amazing. The leaves really looked like gold at times. This studio painting is part of a series called Momentos en Madrid.
When you come to Madrid, make sure you get the row boat experience in the Estanque at the Retiro Park in Madrid.
The Crystal Palace in the Retiro Park is so colorful and beautiful in November that it attracts so many visitors.
The experience of painting this amazing sight was absolutely fulfilling, Here’s a little clip of the day painting the Crystal Palace in Madrid, Spain.
I like to put my hand near the painting to have a reference size of the watercolor. Also, the natural wood is what looks best when framing one of my watercolors.
It is a lot of fun to paint out doors even though it’s chilly, brrrr.
The spring is so beautiful in Madrid. I’m glad I was able to make a few paintings before the quarantine. I haven’t gone outside to look at the flowers since March 8th.
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…
A spring painting of bougainvillea and wild daisies in a crystal vase. This oil painting has a candied look to it and the paint is quite thick.
This is a new painting of bougainvillea and Poppies in a pickle jar. I painted it in the Spring. Colorful spring flowers and glass is something I can’t resist painting. This painting is made with think paint and loose brush strokes.
Bougainvillea and Poppies in a Pickle Jar 2019 Oil on Canvas
-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.