SRapallo, "Pedraza", watercolor, 2016.

Pedraza, Spain

Pedraza We’ve been in Pedraza last weekend. Pedraza is a municipality in Spain, located in the province of Segovia in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is located at 37 km northeast of the city of Segovia with a population of less than 500. Every year in July, Pedraza holds the Concierto de las Velas festival during La Noche de las Velas. Residents…

REFLEC JOY oil on canvas 81 x 81 cm

Reflections on Women

” Reflections on female relationships, complexities of emotions and feelings, family and relatives. Family and people I have known, representations, figuratively, abstractly or both. Working on, sometimes a tender palette, sometimes a more vibrant one, capturing a glimpse of female feelings, strong but also subtle. For me, the female psyche are represented by clouds and drips of paint highlighting the rich texture of the…

SRapallo, Alpargatas, watercolor on W&N 300gsm, 42x29.7cm.

Alpargatas

Espadrilles (Alpargatas) It’s an eternal fashion made in Spain. They are hand made with thousands of different models: flat or with high heels. An authentic and traditional shoes. The oldest store in Madrid is Casa Hernanz, since 1845. I bought mine last summer. They are perfect for hot days… ____   Alpargatas estão eternamente em moda na Espanha. São confeccionadas em mil modelos diferentes:…

SRapallo, Tapas 1, watercolor on W&N 300gsm, 42x29.7cm.

Malasaña, Madrid

#2 – Tapas Everything in Malasaña invites you to stay and grab a beer. Impossible not to try their famous “tapas” sandwiches made with a selection ranging from Iberian ham to fillets. Most of the sandwiches are served on either a crunchy ‘pan de cristal’ or tortillas. Everyday is a day of Fiesta!! And the summer season has just started.

SRapallo, Mangos digital drawing. Madrid, 2016.

Platea Madrid

Mangos I couldn’t resist the temptation to buy the iPad Pro…  and yes, I’m talking about the gigantic one! Now, I’m discovering how to use all these amazing tools for drawing, sketching, coloring, and also trying new ways to ally technology to my old fashion way of doing art: pen, pencils, watercolor, mixed media and oil. I’ve decided now to work on watercolor because…