Monday, June 30, 2008

I´m done with my last watercolor on paper, that I called : "Las alas del Sueño" (101,6 x 64,8 cm), which means, the wings of the Dream, inspired by a Spanish and romantic poet, from the 19th century, Adolfo Becquer :

Rima XXV
" Cuando en la noche te envuelve en las alas de túl del sueño y tus tendidas pestañas semejan arcos de ebano..."

It´s a kind of hug between the Night and the Dream. She lies down in the wings of the Dream. They are both in one of the rooms of the Alhambra, in Granada (Spain).
She just falls asleep in a sweet way...
Like in all of my paintings, I wanted to make a dreamy athmosphere. I painted also some water in the background, because its going on wisper, gives a quite and peaceful image...

Friday, June 6, 2008

I´ve been asked many times, if I could teach how to draw and how to paint with my art style, and I always answer, that I couldn´t. Actually, as I´m a self-taught, it´s very hard for me to teach anybody... I´m just used to paint with my feelings. Before beginning an artwork, I´ve got a main idea. Nevertheless, when I´m done, my painting usually doesn´t look like my first idea!
The only thing I can do, is to show step by step, how I paint.
I took pictures of one of my last watercolors on paper, I did for an up-coming exhibit in Malaga (Spain). I was inspired by a Miguel Hernandez poem:

-arcón donde la Luna es tul de plata-
se hecha la leda astral como una joya.

My model is the French singer and actress, Vanessa Paradis. This is not the first time I paint her. Like all my models, she is a sensitive, sweet, interesting and nice personn, that I like to portrait.

For more informations concerning Vanessa, here are two websites:

The official one(French):
and also a very nice one in Spanish:
Time to show you, step by step, the way I paint:
1rst step:

I first draw the main character. In my artworks, the most important are the characters so I always spend many hours and days on them. they are the one, who will seduce spectators...
I always began to draw with a pencil and then I do it with the watercolor.

2nd step:

I paint the face, trying to give life to it´s looking. I play with light and shadow colors and the pale color of the Moon, using blue tones.

3rd step:

Then I continue with some colors on the dress, designing the patterns that will simbolize the Moon. I also draw a mantilla, that will represent the milky way and a peineta in the hair. The golden neckless are the stars...

4th step:

I add more colors and patterns to the dress, that I surround then with golden painting. I also define the room where the Moon is walking and in the back, you can already see the Malaga´s Alcazaba .

5th step:

Here is the finished watercolour, that I called: "Tul de plata"!