Andalusian Shepherd

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On the road to Ronda, Spain, 2002.

Continuing the series of candid portraits, this one a road, rather than a street photo, was shot using a Sony Cybershot camera, processed on an iPad Air 2, with the Snapseed app.

EVENING IN CÁDIZ / Daily Painting #1355

Evening in Cádiz / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 inches

The day is ending in Spain's old Andalusian port city, Cádiz. A couple strolls along the beach, on their way to dinner.

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A SPANISH FARM NEAR ZAHARA / Daily Painting #1349

A Spanish Farm Near Zahara / oil on panel / 6 x 6 inches

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Box 1962

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FLOWER SHOP, GAUCÍN, SPAIN / Daily Painting #1296

Flower Shop, Gaucín, Spain / Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches

Gaucín is one of the beautiful white villages, los Pueblos Blancos, scattered like jewels across southern Spain's Andalucia autonomous region. It was here that I spent the night recently with our good friends, Peggy and Steve Immel, noted painter and photographer, respectively, from Taos. They had rented a delightful small apartment in the heart of Gaucín, home of a number of expat artists.

 

STILL LIFE IN A SPANISH HOTEL / Daily Painting #1295

Still Life in a Spanish Hotel / Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches

It was far and away the worst hotel I encountered on my entire trip. But it did have the most interesting things to paint and memories that will last; so how could I complain?

I checked in late and left early the next morning, swearing to read all the reviews when booking ahead on the Internet in the future.

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VEJER FOUNTAIN / Daily Painting #1273

Vejer Fountain / Painted on my iPad / ArtRage3

A quick sketch of the fountain where I had my breakfast this morning, after spending the night in Vejer de la Frontera.

When I first saw Vejer twelve years ago, it was from the highway as we passed by below the village. The driver, from Hacienda Dos Olivos, told me it was one of the Pueblos Blancos, a term I was not familiar with, but that intrigued me instantly. Vejer was so striking, perched atop a hill covered in green trees and fields, sparkling in the afternoon sunthat I swore to return someday.

A few days later, I rented a car and started my first tour of the Pueblos Blancos, and spent the first night and the next day in Vejer.

Breakfast, by the way, was a delicious tapa of Smoked Eel cooked with black butter and capers on a bed of roast sweet potato on rye toast!!! Mmmmmm!

And on that note, I believe I will go to sleep, now, and dream of smoked eel.

¡Hasta mañana!

 

SEVILLANO y SEVILLANA / Daily Painting #1271

Sevillano y Sevillana / Painted Sketched on my iPad Air / ArtRage3

Long busy day today, much more to be done tonight, busy, early morning ahead, then, maybe, a chance to slow down just a little.

Among many other things, I rented a car today. A Smart car! So far, I love it. Pretty comfy, really. Fairly zippy. Great for parking. Kind of like the old VW Beetle. Bigger on the inside than on the outside.

I'm back in Jerez for one night, then?

¡Hasta mañana!

 

SEVILLANO / Daily Painting #1270

SEVILLANO / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage3

Well, Gang, what do you think? Should we give this Flamenco Dancer from Sevilla a dance partner? The way we did the dancing Calaka a while back? I promise it won't take as long this time.

Today was another busy one. Continued working on all that tech stuff from last night. Mainly trying to get my images organized and make room for more. Getting ready for tomorrow, another travel day. More about that tomorrow.

I was finally able to get my return flight rescheduled so I will have at least two days of the Feria de Caballo or Horse Fair, back in Jerez de la Frontera. Without a phone and no office this side of Madrid, that has been a real hassle. But my old pal perseverance won the day.

I got an even better deal on a car rental. I caught a tricky little detail in the fine print in that rental I had lined up a couple of days ago, just as I was about to commit to it. That whole thing has left me here in Sevilla for four days. That four days was not planned, but I am really happy it happened. I do love this city. While, to me, Madrid seems past its prime, dry, dull and rushed, Sevilla, in spite of its age, seems vibrant and alive, yet laid back and unhurried. It is an old city, over two thousand years old. It was ruled by the Romans and later by the Moors, both whom left their mark. This is a great city for walking and for people watching, two things I've been doing a lot of. I've had a great time here, and am sad to leave, but will be back in a few days for the big Feria de Abril and more Flamenco!

By the way, I saw a fabulous Flamenco performance this evening. You'll be hearing more about it in the days ahead.

As I said, tomorrow is a travel day, so I had better get some sleep right now.

¡Hasta mañana!

 

OLD MAN, JEREZ / Daily Painting #1269

Old Man, Jerez / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage3

Just a quick character study tonight. Time to catch up on matters technical. Downloading, uploading, charging, etc.

had a great day, walked a lot, watched a lot of people, saw a lot of the city, got thoroughly lost at least once, finally got a large, delicious cup of coffee, and at long last, found my way to some excellent Flamenco after sitting in on about an hour and a half of a very interesting Flamenco class.

Now to the tech stuff.

¡Hasta Mañana!

 

FLAMENCO JEREZ / Daily Painting #1264

Flamenco Jerez / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage3

Nah, Still no Flamenco here, due to all the Semana Santa activities. This is done from a photograph I took on my first visit to Jerez de la Frontera, back in 2001. I'm just getting a little anxious, I suppose.

I tried going for a colored inks effect. I'm not too happy with the result. I like Flamenco SMA from a couple of days ago much more than this one. So much still to learn with even this one app.

I'm really excited about the ability to maintain the original sketch with all its searching and wild, uncontrolled exploration of the subject along with the more careful, refined paint application. My early thinking and preliminary work has always been obliterated by the finished work. Except in watercolor, that is, in which, until recently, i did no preliminary drawing just went directly into the painting with no guide lines at all. Then there were the confections. Loose, spirited line drawings with touches of watercolor. Here the original line work remained, however these were more sketches than developed works.

I can hardly wait to see what develops tomorrow.

¡Hasta mañana!