This week I started my newest painting featuring Toledo, Spain. I visited there in 2012 and was moved by its hilltop setting, its distinct architecture, and the fact that Toledo was the adopted home town of El Greco, one of my favorite painters. Unlike cloudscapes, cityscape paintings require a bit more thought and planning before adding color as evidenced in the photo and time lapse below.
My four country tour of Europe began and ended with stops in Madrid. Powerhouse museums, fantastic architecture, color and light here. A great way to bookend my adventure.
|Velazaquez overseeing the entrance to the Prado.|
|An Escher-like moment inside the Reina Sofia Museum.|
|El Recuerdo Monument inside El Retiro Park.|
|A beautiful Fall day in El Retiro.|