Tuesday, April 14, 2015

CATEDRAL, SEVILLA, watercolor sketch

CATEDRAL, SEVILLA, watercolor sketch, painted on location - plein air- while visiting my daughter Gabriela in Sevilla, a few years ago. It is a very small watercolor sketch, probably 4 or 5 inches long, and 2 inches wide. The view is from an archway nearby, I think it was from El Patio de los Naranjos,  I am not sure. Sevilla, Spain, beautiful city. The Cathedral is gorgeous inside and out. Go visit!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

LET IT BE, acrylic on canvas

LET IT BE, acrylic on canvas, 3x9 inches, for sale at SIMPLY LOCAL, a lovely boutique/local artists gallery showcase at 3013 University, in North Park, San Diego, California.

Tonight was Ray at Night, a second Saturday of the month art walk, with music, food, art! If you missed us tonight, make a note to come over the second Saturday in May!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

SEVILLA, OLD AND NEW, watercolor sketch

SEVILLA, OLD AND NEW, 4x6 in. watercolor sketch, painted on location six or seven years ago. Each time I visit Sevilla, Spain, I walk around town marveling at the beauty of these old buildings. They have the system of public bicycles, many stations around town where you can rent a bike for an hour or more, and return it in a different location. It is a great system, and very convenient for a city relatively flat,  and so beautiful! Behind the guy is one of the typical old walls, I think it was the wall to the Jardines de Murillo.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

EL ALJIBE, MUSEO DE BELLAS ARTES DE SEVILLA, watercolor

EL ALJIBE, MUSEO DE BELLAS ARTES DE SEVILLA, watercolor in my sketchbook.

It is such a pleasure to visit this art museum, every time I'm in Sevilla, Spain. In my experience, it is always open, free, and with patios to rest between visiting galleries of paintings and standing on your feet for a long period. Then a patio with plants, a water fountain, or an "aljibe"= water well, appears for your rest and comfort. It is walking distance from downtown's El Corte Ingles, from the famous bar "La Campana", and the elegant shopping Calle Sierpes.  When I rest for a few minutes, I do a little sketch or watercolor, like this one painted a few years ago.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

WELL BEHAVED WOMEN RARELY MAKE HISTORY

WELL BEHAVED WOMEN RARELY MAKE HISTORY, t-shirt at the Women's Museum of California.  The two paintings of women on the wall behind it, are my watercolors: "Woman, waiting", on the left, and "Fruto di Amore" on the right. The Women's Museum is at Liberty Station in San Diego, California,  open Wednesday through Sunday 11:00am -4:00 pm.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

SEVILLA, FUENTE AVE. DE LA BORBOLLA, watercolor

SEVILLA, FUENTE AVE. DE LA BORBOLLA, watercolor, 4x6 in. painted in 2012, during a trip to Sevilla, Spain. I love to do small watercolors when traveling. Sometimes I do the drawing with a black ink pen, then watercolor, sometimes I do a quick sketch with a pencil.  It seems that this one didn't have a pen drawing.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

COLLIURE II, FRANCE, watercolor

COLLIURE II, FRANCE, watercolor, 5x7 in., in exhibition at the San Diego Watercolor Society, San Diego, California. This is the second watercolor juried in yesterday. Colliure is a very colorful and beautiful town in the south of France, close to the border with Spain. At the beginning of the 20th C. it was the last town reached by the French trains. This is where Fauvism was born. The art tour guides tell the story of Matisse escaping the art scene of Paris, taking the train the farthest it would go, stopping in Colliure. Then he invited Derain, and others followed. They went wild with colors, and Fauvism was born.

Reception  at the Watercolor Society Gallery at Liberty Station, San Diego, California, this coming Friday, April 3, from 5:00- 8:00 pm. YOU ARE INVITED! COME FOR THE ART, STAY FOR THE WINE!