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.


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.


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)...


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.



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


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


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


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.


Portraits in situ with "Guardar Como" Group

In "Guardar Como", a group of artists meet every week for more than five years. We invite a public figure weekly; Musicians, writers, singers, bullfighters, dancers, sport players, etc. have been protagonists and models in these evenings sessions.
These are some of my works, portraits in situ, of the last sessions:

Virgen de los Aguadores (Folk Dancing Group) . 16 May

Asunción and Julio (Dancers). June 6

M. Carmen Diago (Poet). 23th May

DaButti Raúl and Edgar. 4th of April
Lola Quintana (Writer) March 21st
Tali Honukai (Dancer) March 14
Ana Quesada (Musician) March 7
Rosa Rico (Spanish Song singer) 28 Febr.
Pablo Buisan (Sculptor) 21st. Febr
Laura Santamaría (Actress) January 17

I have compiled some of these portraits in a Flickr album. You can have a look at this below:

Portraits in situ . "Guardar Como" Group

More on some of these sessions in this Blog.

More about the "Guardar Como" Group´s activities on the Facebook  page