The town of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain.

 

The town of Oviedo is in the autonomous Asturias region of northern Spain, between the sea Mar Cantabrico (or Bay of Biscay) and the Cantabria Range. Oviedo is the starting point of the Original Way or Camino Primitivo to Santiago de Compostela.
The medieval part of town, whose thirteenth century walls are still largely intact, consists of three streets running north-south and a principal route running from east to west.
In this case, or when it’s a street scene, normally I approach the painting in this way: quickly draw in a series of people, at different sizes of course, then draw the background afterwards and not doing too much detail for the background.

Step by step tutorial available for this watercolor painting, for more info please email me at info@streetdrawingsmauser.net or contact me.

 

The Roman walls in Lugo, Spain.

 

This city in Galicia is surrounded by intact Roman walls and three rivers: Minho (crossed by the Roman bridge), Chanca and Rato.
On the background of this watercolor painting you can see the Cathedral dedicated to St. Mary.
In the foreground, two girls run with a dog on the trail to the top of the walls and people look at the landscape.
These figures and the shadows perspective are the most important elements to obtein a deep effect in this painting.
I hope you read it in this watercolor painting the relaxed atmosphere of this sunny day.
What do you think about?

Surfers, fulltimers and digital nomads in Tarifa.

 

The old town of Tarifa is situated at the southern most point in Europe, just 15 kilometres from Africa, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Ocean and enjoys spectacular views. The town is an excellent destination for lovers of water sports, and it’s a party town with a quiet atmosphere.
The wind blows almost all year round making it one of most famous destinations
for windsurfers in the entire world.
But it’s also a famous destination for digital nomads and fulltimers because it still gets many warm sunny days, when it’s freezing in Northern Europe.
This watercolor painting is a life scene near the beach with vans. I’ve painted the sky with one only wash to get a bit of freshness, with wet on wet it’s not always easy.

Rambla de Santa Mònica, Barcelona.

 

With sorrow I have known about the slaughter on the Ramblases, avenues in Barcelona full of life and people from the world that walk. This is my memory and so I hope can be in the future also.
A beautiful boulevard planted with trees that it crosses the historical city up to the harbour area, in which a lot of times have passed when I lived to Barcelona and where I have drawn a lot.
This watercolor was painted in the last winter, in december, under the Christmas days, done in the afternoon when the day leaves space to the night and people go out to look at the stands and markets.
The white of the sheet is almost disappeared and I has exploited the contrasts to give form to the people under the light of the steetlights and to the elements in faint light.

A street in Raval District, Barcelona, Spain.

 

The building of Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona occupies the original structure of three wings arranged in a U-shape around a large central courtyard: the Pati de les Dones, and the building that housed the former theatre of the Casa de Caritat, on what is today the Plaça Joan Corominas.
In 2011, the CCCB incorporated a new building, the Teatre CCCB, the former Casa de Caritat theatre, refurbished by architects E. Torres and M.Lapeña.
There is a glass facade that has become a mirror of the urban landscape and a lookout point over the city.
This building, with some big irregular windows, offers a chance to experiment with some reflections like a mirrors play.
I have the darkest backlight people positioned against the lighting area of the painting for high contrast.
Well, I tried to get the effect here of the sun beating down on the place.