Today was a sunny day with some big clouds and a bit chilly. I really enjoy painting the monuments in Madrid.
The history behind them is really interesting.
The bronze statue represents Eloy Gonzolo and it was created by Aniceto Marinas. It was placed here in the Rastro in 1902.
While I was painting there was a couple having breakfast at an outdoor terrace. This is a typical scene here in Madrid, so I just had to include it in the painting.
I love painting couples.
The gaslamps are all over Madrid and remind me of a long ago time when they lit the streets with a warm light at night.
I like to take a photo of my watercolors outside to show the true colors. My hand also serves as a size reference. I have a little clip of the watercolor on site. Click here to see it. If you would like more information about this watercolor you can contact me here.
Thank you for reading about my little art adventure, Victoria
It was a bit cold when I painted this, but it was fun anyway.
There are a bunch of good restaurants down those stairs. People come from all around to eat good food here.
This is what the watercolor looked like when I finished.
This is what the watercolor looks like outside against the brick wall. My hand serves as a reference of size.
This is a studio painting of the other side of Arco de Cuchilleros. When you go downstairs, this is what the outside of the building looks like. This building is iconic.
I like to take photos of my paintings outside to see the true colors. Thank you for reading about my little painting adventures.
If you would like more information about this painting, you can contact me by clicking here.
We had a really cold winter in Madrid in 2020, so this is one of the interiors that I painted to get out of the cold.
There wasn’t anybody in the building except for the workers and us two that were painting. All the comfy sofas had been taken out.
The usual people who hang out in this building were not here because there was nothing to see, nothing to do and nowhere to sit.
This is what this beautiful building looks like on the outside. Thank you for reading my little story.