30/10/19

Painting with Ángel

At his 4 years old, my son Ángel loves going to the "Guardar Como"  portrait sessions every Wednesday. These are some of the works in which we have both collaborated.

Adela Valentín Rodríguez Actress
El Duende Eléctrico. Musician
Alba García González. Singer- Songwriter
Freddy Varó. Magician
Elena M.Ramiro. Dancer
Carlos Guzmán.Cellist. 


Thanks to Juan Carlos González for the Photos

More on some of these "Guardar Como" sessions in this Blog.

16/10/19

Matt Woods and the Natural Disasters

A great country and American rock concert in  Porta Caeli hall. Matt Woods, composer from Knoxville, Tennessee presents his album and band "Natural Disasters." Guitarist Weston Harris Hill, bass Jeremy 'JD' Mackinder and PJ Schreiner are the components of the band .



11/10/19

A day in Kraków

I took a stopover in Poland on my flight back to Spain from Berlin to visit the beautiful city of Krakow.
These are the sketches and watercolors that I painted there that day on my Moleskine watercolor notebook.
11.30 h.  Rynek Glówny.  Main Square

 14 h.Wszystkich Świętych Place.
 16h.
 17.30 h. Main Square
My sketches:



4/7/19

Gypsy Sketches

Last Sunday was a very hot day. After arriving at Tordesillas, I decided to stay on the beach and from the shelter of the shade I painted a watercolor of the stunning views of the town.
As luck would have it, this precious stage would have been the one chosen that day to celebrate the peculiar ceremony of evangelical baptism. A large congregation of gypsies arrived to the beach.
Beautiful and inspiring themes to collect in my notebook; I started taking some sketches of the ceremony with the gypsies immersioning in the river dressed in white, the children playing in the water, .... I finished the day portraying a beautiful gypsy girl with her baby. My thanks to her and her family for their recognition and hospitality.

El pasado domingo fue un día de muchísimo calor. Tras llegar a Tordesillas decidí quedarme en la playa y desde el cobijo de la sombra pintar una acuarela de las impresionantes vistas del pueblo.
Quiso la fortuna que este precioso escenario hubiera sido el escogido ese día para celebrar la peculiar ceremonia del bautismo evangelista. Hasta la playa llegó una numerosa congregación de gitanos. 
Preciosos e inspiradores temas para recoger en mi cuaderno; comencé tomando unos apuntes de la ceremonia con las inmersiones de los gitanos en el rio vestidos de blanco, los niños jugando en el agua,.... Terminé la jornada retratando a una preciosa gitana con su bebé. Mi agradecimiento a su familia por su reconocimiento y  hospitalidad.











8/4/19

Gorilla Riot

Gorilla Riot the  dirty rock n’ roll blues band from Manchester, England in Kafka, Valladolid. Vermuts Salvajes.

Using a 3-prong guitar attack with multi-part vocal harmonies; they play raucous blues-based rock, combining elements of grunge, stoner and country to create a full-on high energy show.
Created by mainman, Arjun Bhishma, he surrounded himself with the best talent in Manchester to form Gorilla Riot.
Arjun, Liam Henry (guitars & vocals), Charly T. (guitars & vocals), James Degnen (bass), began songwriting and soon entered the studio to record

24/2/19

Mustapha Ben Lahmar

 Sketcing Mustapha Ben Lahmar at the Watercolor meet up in Arroyo de la Encomienda Valladolid last 23th Feb.

Mustapha Ben Lahmar born in Tetouan in 1961, watercolorist coordinator of the fine arts workshops of the Mohamed 6 Foundation. Former professor at the National Institute of Fine Arts of Tetouan

The watercolor meeting was a success and almost 200 watercolors from all over Spain came to the event.

1/11/18

Rithm & Blues and Soul on my notebook

These are some of the concerts that I have enjoyed the most lately. Rithm & Blues and Soul on my notebook.

Touldesoul

Soul music group from Valladolid, Spain. Miriam singer, Julio guitar and Ivan drums.playig 14th oct.in La Bici bar.

Arizona Baby

Javier Vielba and Guillermo Aragón, Arizona Baby,  playing 1st nov. in Kafka Bar. My favourite Band in Valladolid.

Trashtoes

Playing in Boecillo XII Jazz Festival. 25th. August. Rithm and blues Band formed by Quique Gómez (voice and Harmonica), Pablo Sanpa (guitar), Pablo Bárez (drums) and Sergio Bárez (bass). It is a very tanned blues band in the national blues circuit.

Koko & The excitements

Of all the bands of the last decade to come out of the so-called Soul and R’n'B revival wave, few – if any – reach the energy level and authenticity that The Excitements deliver both on stage and on wax. The soul-rocking powerhouse that is The Excitements is completed by, besides Koko-Jean Davis (vocals), Adrià Gual (rhythm guitar) and Daniel Segura (bass)...


30/7/18

Porto USK Symposium. Os cozinheiros de La Ribiera

During the Symposium, the last activity of the day was called "Drink and Draw", sketching in the bar area of "La Ribiera". There I was, not sure what to draw, so I went into one of the bars in the area to access the toilet. I had to wait for a short queue to access the bathroom, so while I was waiting I started sketching the cooks, two women from Cape Verde. When they saw my work, they were delighted and wanted to pose with my work.

This was the result

More about the  USk Porto Symposium.

27/7/18

15/7/18

Sesión de posados en la Escuela de Arte

Esta fue la última sesión de este curso con las sesiones de posados en la Escuela de Arte . Doble posado con dos modelos; Cristina y Borja.  Todo un lujo para la despedida.

Sesión de desnudo de la pareja en la primera parte.

Sesión de vestido "de época" en la segunda parte


18/6/18

2nd. Watercolorist Meet up in Zamora

On June 9,Although weather forecasts were not very good, about 20 watercolourists from Valladolid, Madrid and Zamora attended the meeting organized in Zamora by Mercedes Ballesteros. We could enjoy a great day painting on the street.

More about the Meet up in this links:
La Opinión de Zamora
Blog Asociación de Acuarelistas

3/6/18

Springtime. Landscapes Outdoors

It's Springtime. It's time to go outside to paint outdoors. These are some of my latest works on location.

Laguna de Duero. 7th June With  the Association of Watercolorists
Tiedra. 23 May
Valladolid. May 26. Juan de Austria. Fast painting competition
Renedo. May

17/5/18

Sketching around Porto

The 9th International Urban Sketchers Symposium will be held in Porto, Portugal, July .
Last weekend I was fortunated to spend it in this beautiful World Heritage site. These are some of the sketches and watercolors that I made there.