From an unscheduled walkabout in Amsterdam – I had only a few hours of daytime available so made the best of what I had.
Missed a flight in 2015, which led to an unexpected layover in Amsterdam. I am not one to let a walkabout opportunity go to waste. This is one work from that adventure.
It was cold and the sky was overcast – and I was running around, trying to make the best of the few hours of daylight I had. Thankfully, Amsterdam is a treasure trove of wonderful visuals.
All tables set and ready for patrons to fill. Upstairs at Bar Hortera, Latina Barrio, Madrid, March 2018.
Madrid, March 2018, La Latina Barrio, upstairs at Bar Hortera – I was too early to experience the night life at that fluo/glitter bar – Spaniards don’t even think about a night out until most of us are already in dreamland.
For this one, I still went heavy on textural accidents, but wanted to convey a feeling of a world-reality bubble.
From a quick stop in Burford, UK, around 2015, if memory serves.
Work started in 2015 – kept the wrinkled sky because I love the effect.
Part of my HIP series – for Hypertonal Impressionistic Painting – this quaint café in Budapest.
A painting started in 2015 and more or less finished in 2018 – Berlin in Winter impression, enhanced because the reality wasn’t nearly as interesting as this ;o)
Unseasonably cold, but the Spaniards are as warm and welcoming as they come. Had a wonderful time, albeit brief, in this wonderful city.
Cava Baja and Cava Alta are bordering streets of what used to be the walled city of Madrid, a long time ago. They are now in what is called the Latina Barrio, the Latina Quarter, if you will. Nice, very trendy, touristy and all around fun. Night life is the best there.
Raining in the beautiful city of Madrid so I had to find an option quickly. It is also unseasonably cold for the end of March. It is Semana Santa next week!
I’m at Bee Beer, on Augusto Figueora 30, a cool place that serves craft beers and fine cheeses. In the afternoon they play rockabilly. Life could be worse.
Been here a while, waiting for the dogs of rain to stop their mischief and got to work on this still life. Well, didn’t stay still too long! I worked as I munched and now my only souvenir is this piece 😉