Thursday, February 10, 2011

here's the pic

new painting, new subject

So here's my latest piece. 12" x 24" "Spanish Revellers"

It's been ages since I have worked with the human form. I'm amazed at how quickly it all came back! What a joy to work with these bright yellows and reds... they are tones that rarely show in the landscapes and seascapes that I usually do.

We were in Madrid the night the local football team won a major championship, and there was celebrating everywhere. The mural on the wall is a copy of the famous Velasquez painting "The Drinkers".

It just goes to show that partying has long been a favorite pastime in Spain! (just one of the many things we loved about it...)