Valencia: City on the Med

Here is another illustrated small book, this one on our favorite place to live, Valencia, Spain.  You can swipe through the pages with your finger on a touch screen.   Enjoy!      Valencia: City on the Med

Tapas With Friends

In a bar in Cabañal having tapas with Ximo and Andea.  They are great company.  We tried an array of unusual tapas, thanks to Ximo’s excellent suggestions.  Superb local wine.  I had a great time with them in May, sometimes in bar and sometimes at Ximo’s place.   Cabañal is on the edge of Valencia, Spain … Read moreTapas With Friends

Self Portrait at Wine Fest | self portrait

 

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Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca is a major tourist destination for beach goers in the millions.  Germans, Russians, even the Spanish come here to luxuriate in the the beach resorts that line vast sections of the island’s coast.  But for a more serious tourist there is art, architecture and history, plus a neat one hour train to … Read morePalma de Mallorca

Crema- the burning of the Fallas sculptures, 2017

The first video is a small Fallas.  The second is a huge one in front of city hall.         

The amazing, the astounding sound and light show of Fallas 2017! | iluminación falla cuba literato azorín 2017

Fantastic!  A major aspect of Fallas, Valencia, Spain’s annual festival.  More to come!  

Paintings and drawings from Aranjuez, location of the Summer Palace | Aranjuez water color painting

At Aranjuez, detail

I did these small paintings at Aranjuez, Spain.  The Summer Palace of Spain is located there.  I wrote a bit about Aranjuez at http://www.garyjkirkpatrick.com/aranjuez-the-summer-palace-of-the-spanish-royalty/   A fall scene at Aranjuez:                     At Aranjuez is the same scene as Carmen at Aranjuez.  But there is no railing separating … Read morePaintings and drawings from Aranjuez, location of the Summer Palace | Aranjuez water color painting

Aranjuez, the summer palace of the Spanish royalty | Summer Palace Aranjuez, Spain

Palcio de Sivela, Aranjuez

Aranjuez is just south of Madrid and home to the summer palace.  It was built in the second half of the 16th century under Phillip II.  The town was originally inhabited only by the court but now is a small but vibrant town dominated by the tourists who visit the palace. The main entrance is … Read moreAranjuez, the summer palace of the Spanish royalty | Summer Palace Aranjuez, Spain

Sale! Original water color, pen and ink, and graphite drawings! As low as $25!

Marilyn Monroe Shortly Before Her Death, graphite, A3, 11.5 x 16.5"

[cryout-pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”33%”][/cryout-pullquote] Originals starting at $25!   Park Crowd Scene I did this one during a parade.  That is one stunningly beautiful and large tree!     Still Life Fruit and Spanish Wine I did this in our apartment overlooking Plaza Cisneros, near Torres de Serrano in Valencia.  Everything in the picture is … Read moreSale! Original water color, pen and ink, and graphite drawings! As low as $25!

Bass Violin Player | Bass Violin Player painting

Bass Violin Player

Bass Violin Player

 
Continuing the exploration of music related themes, here I add the movement of the arm and the swing of the leg to contrast with the movement in the background. This is acrylics on paper. The curvaceous movement of the leg ties with the curve of the contrabass, as they seem to dance across the stage. Strong and unusual colors make the painting dance off the wall.

 

Bass Violin Player
Detail, Bass Violin Player, acrylics, A3, 29.7 x 42 cm, 11.5″ x 16.5″

 

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