Friday, 31 October 2014

"Charge, Rocinante!"

Today I'm showing you my painting of Don Quixote, the third in the series of humouristic depictions of the famous knight. You probably remember the two paintings I posted in May: "Don Quixote and Sancho Panza" (here) and "Sancho Panza and His Donkey" (here). 

This one is titled "Charge, Rocinante!". It follows the previous ones in the style of bright colours and simplified design. 
Here you can see the pink cheerful clouds, the happy smile of our knight who wants to prove his strength and ferocity by battling with  (imaginary) giants and armies, the wind in his faithful steed's hair and the lance directed boldly in the direction of the enemy.

"Charge, Rocinante!", 30x40cm, oil on board

Tuesday, 21 October 2014


This is my latest experiment with mixed media. I wanted to use a watercolour background in contrast to the ballpoint pen lines to enhance the details of lizard's skin, which I find absolutely fascinating. Drawing it was almost like a mathematical challenge, although I did give free rein to my imagination too. I like how the transparency of watercolour melts with the transparency of the drawing. In a way it expresses the camouflaging nature of lizards.

"Lizard", 21x21cm, watercolour with ballpoint pen

Have a lovely week, see you next time :)

Sunday, 12 October 2014

"At the Edge of the World"

I usually make a project before making a new painting, but sometimes I like to simply turn on the music and let it inspire some thoughts and ideas that will slowly take shape under my brush. It's always a magical experience. That's how I created this painting and the inspiration came from Edvard Grieg's Holberg Suite, Op.40. I have rediscovered Grieg lately and I'm fascinated with this piece especially. 
Do try to play it (from youtube if you don't have it) while looking at my painting and let me know what you think...

"At the Edge of the World" 17x23cm, oil on board

I hope you had a great weekend :)
Have a lovely week, see you soon!