Work in progress. Another sketch at the #rooftop, just before the sunset. Hope I can paint it one other day. #uniball and #fabercastell on #strathmorepaper. #mestalla on the background!
2029 / Rua Heróis de França / Matosinhos
Fast sketch at #matosinhos, just before eating really good sardines!
2024 / Coffee at Santa Catarina / Porto
This morning while eating a “pastel de nata” and drinking a coffee at Rua de Santa Catarina.
2021 / At the river / Amarante
This afternoon at the lovely Amarante, in the interior of Portugal.
2018 / One more screw / Porto
… not very lucky with the tires lately: one more screw…
1790 / Museo Bellas Artes / Valencia
This morning, at the fantastic Fine Arts Museum of Valencia, featuring works from 14th to 17th century. Due to weather conditions the #sketchcrawl was displaced to this indoor spot. I’m always uncomfortable when sketching next to Masters like Sorolla,Velazquez, El Greco… but it was great to finally visit Pinazo’s temporary exhibition, before starting my sketch.
1713 / Plaza Lope de Vega in A3 / Valencia
1711 / From Roberto Cavalli to Palazzo Strozzi / Firenze
In Florence, at Via de’ Tornabuoni, in between roberto Cavalli an Bulgari stores, facing Palazzo Strozzi. This palace, located in the heart of Florence, is one of the finest examples of private Renaissance architecture in this city.
According to Palazzo Strozzi Foundation‘s website, it was commissioned by the Florentine merchant Filippo Strozzi and the foundations were laid in 1489 according to a design by Benedetto da Maiano. A year later the project was given to Simone del Pollaiolo, known as Cronaca, who worked on it until 1504 but the Palazzo was only finally finished in 1538. The Palazzo remained the property of the Strozzi family until 1937, and since 1999 it has been managed City of Florence.
1710 / Williamsburg bridge / Brooklyn
1707 / Donald Edwards quintet at Smalls Jazz Club / NYC
Donald Edwards quintet with David Gilmore, Ben Wolfe, Ralph Bowen and Manuel Valera. Another great show, last June, at Smalls Jazz Club. Signed by the musicians!