14 January 2012

Trip stamps.

During my trip to Madrid, I mostly visited family. But I took a notebook and a watercolor box almost everywhere. So in between shops, friends and museums I took a few breaks to sit and sketch what was in front of me. Here are some of my favorites. All in watercolor.


Plaza Carlos Cambronero , Madrid

El Rio Manzanares.

Plaza de España

Catedral de Salamnca

Fuente de Apolo, Paseo del Prado

Plaza de los Chisperos.


Plaza de Olavide.
Plaza Cánovas del Castillo.

6 comments:

Judy P. said...

These are all terrific, and inspire me to get a little watercolor kit too. What size sketchbook do you use? Thanks for your guidance, always.

Jose L De Juan said...

Hi Judy. there are many travel kits available. I use a tiny Sennelier plastic box like this one but you can use any kind you like, as a matter of fact I sometimes just bring my metalic watercolor palette instead.:

http://www.cheapjoes.com/art-supply/131641_4702_sennelier-watercolor-travel-box-ml-tubes.asp
Metal palette:
http://www.cheapjoes.com/art-supply/AN020_4646_anderson-folding-palette.asp

I bring a bottle of water and two small brushes. Also a paper towel. My favorite notebook is the Moleskin watercolor but for the madrid sketches i used an AquaBee Wet media notebook which is a lot less apt for wet media than what you would expect.

http://www.cheapjoes.com/art-supply/AQ69_5443_aquabee-super-deluxe-sketchbook-quot-x-quot.asp

kristein said...

Wow, nice work.

Marian Fortunati said...

You make it all come alive, Jose.

One of these days I'm going to go back to visit Spain. I was there so long ago and loved it.. I imagine it's changed, but still is beautiful.

El ángel de Olavide said...

Nice work. I especially like the image of the Plaza de Olavide, where I live. Regards

El ángel de Olavide said...

Nice work. I especially like the image of the Plaza de Olavide, where I live. Regards