For several years now, I have joined the Urban Sketchers chapters in both Málaga and Granada. The initiative has become a really interesting meeting point for artists, dilettantes and drawing lovers alike. The fluid exchange of ideas, techniques and tools has permited us to improve and share our common interests regarding Arts. As a result, … Continue reading Urban Sketchers (I)
Drawing Nature workshops with José Antonio Sencianes, at the Doñana National Park (2016-2017).The rich biological diversity at Doñana makes the location a paradise for birdwatchers and artists alike.We were instructed by Sencianes on how to best approach drawing as a tool to study natural ecosystems.
The summer of 2016, the "Painting in the Park" workshop gave me the opportunity to paint in London. The workshop is part of The Royal Drawing School Summer programme. The group met everyday at the beautiful Royal Drawing School West , Sydney Close Studios. There James ,our instructor, proposed some ideas for the daily painting … Continue reading Painting in the Park, Royal Drawing School
Participating in the "The incredible exploding pomegranate"(July 2015) an art exhibition organized by La Conca Arts Club in Granada, Spain They have selected a couple of small format pieces that will sorrounded by other artists in the event.
During my stay at Bowdoin College, I had the opportunity to enjoy the Arts Department , and paint around Brunswick, Maine. Maine is astonishingly beautiful, but also incredibly cold; so I often found refuge at the Frontier Café. I decided to paint the view on the Androscoggin River;the owner liked having me around and photographed the process. … Continue reading Brunswick, Maine
Tuscany, Italy is renown for the classical views, gentle hills and quality of the landscapes sorrounding the region. It might sound like the description of a postcard, but in fact, Tuscany offers extremely diverse landscapes for the painter.The hills sorrounding the city of Florence, the Chianti area, the coastal villages in Maremma ... So I … Continue reading Firenze, Italia
This painting is a reproduction of "I Bari", by Michelangelo Merisi, known as Il Caravaggio (1571-1610). The reproduction of the famous canvas is a private comission painted for a couple who are very fond of Italian Baroque Painting. The commission proved to be a challenge, due to the outstanding quality of the original painting by … Continue reading On Painting
Even though some people consider original drawings as not being totally accomplished, perceived as less valuable or unfinished pieces of work, most often times good drawings are better than low quality colour paintings. It may be due to just a professional interest, as it is much harder to express on simple tonal values, where there … Continue reading On Drawing
Wandering along the river Arno in search of open views of the city, I found myself near Palazzo Corsini. Comtessa Livia granted me permission to paint in and around the Palazzo,but instead of focusing on the exterior as was my initial idea, I got fascinated by the interior halls. La Galleria dell'Aurora is one of … Continue reading Firenze, Italia