SEVILLANAS / Daily Painting #1272

Sevillianas / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage 3

Together at last.

Up early this morning. Early for me, anyway, and off I went to the Yeguada de la Cartuza. Twelve years ago, as part of a workshop I was teaching, we went there, not knowing what to expect. In addition to the guided tour of this stud farm for the breeding of the Royal Carthusian Horse. I got tons of good research, and was so taken with the whole show that I rented a car and stayed over a week, so that I could attend a second time the following Saturday. I've been dreaming of a third visit ever since.

Afterwards, I drove on down to Medina-Sidonia, one of the Pueblos Blancos, or White Villages that are the other reason for this trip. Lunch, there, was a half order of venison, then I drove to Vejer de la Frontera to spend the night, stopping along the way to shoot a few photographs, and to revisit an old Roman bridge.

And now I'm off to bed, before I fall asleep and drop my iPad

'Hasta mañana!

 

THE LOVED ONE / Daily Painting #1268

The Loved One / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage3

Here's a new one for my ongoing series of everyday people, a series even older than my paintings of horses or Kachinas. People watching has always been a favorite pastime for me. I find the most ordinary people doing the most ordinary, human things to be a most extraordinary subject. Just people being people.

Whether alone or in a crowd, they are to me the most fascinating subject.

Today, in fact, I spent most of the day wandering the streets of this beautiful, romantic and bustling old city, Sevilla, people watching.

¡Hasta mañana!

 

SPANISH WINDMILL / Daily Painting #960

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

This is the recently restored windmill, San Jose, in Vejer de la Frontera, one of the beautiful Pueblos Blancos (White Villages) of Andalusian Spain. Vejer is my favorite of the pueblos, partly, I'm sure, because it was my first. But also because, while less spectacular than Ronda, or Arcos, it is quite beautiful, yet far less tourist oriented.

It's a dream of mine to return to paint and photograph all the Pueblos Blancos. Maybe this fall? We'll see.

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