Still Life

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Summer notes

The summer has afforded me the time to (FINALLY!!!) do more exercises in watercolor, long neglected in my case, and I have been fortunate to have been able to venture outdoors to execute some of these notes. Here are some products of this summer´s studies, some done plein air, others in the studio.

The monument to Velazquez presiding the Prado´s main facade.

In front of the Casón del Buen Retiro.

…and, the main pond in the Retiro park.

Riaza, in Segovia.

Spent some time up north with my family, in the Cantabria and Asturias areas, and these are some notes from our stay.

A street in Ribadesella, Asturias.

The same Asturian town, on market day.

The bridge in San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria

…and then there were the smaller, quicker sketches, each done in an hour or so….

A corner of the main square in Santillana del Mar.

Cantabrian landscape around the Mazcuerras area.

…the hills around the El Soplao caves, with the fog rolling in…

…from a bluff in the Playa del Toró, Llanes, Asturias...

…and, a little boat anchored in  San Vicente de la Barquera.