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Art Set 2
Four postcard size watercolor collection – click here
This autumn watercolor painting is of the Fallen Angel Fountain in the Retiro Park located in Madrid, Spain. In this September painting the flowers that surround the fountain are bright red geraniums.
I no longer have this September watercolor with the red geraniums so I went back to the Retiro last weekend to paint it again. To my surprise the flowers had been pulled up and replaced with red, yellow, white and purple pansies…quite a change from the bold red color.
This watercolor is from a collection of watercolors of the fountains in the Retiro Park. The Fallen Angel Fountain is pretty interesting when you look into its history. It’s one of a kind.
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.
This little square in the Retiro Park is called Plaza del Màrmol. There is a limestone fountain in the middle of the square. Four young Tritons sustain the main dish. At one time this fountain was completely hidden by overgrown bushes. Since then the bushes have been cut and the little plaza is in plain sight.
The day I went there to paint the little square, the gardeners had just finished pulling all the flowers to replace them with new flowers. I will have to go back soon to paint the fountain with flowers around the pond.
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.