Jun 28, 2014

St. Thomas Kirchhof

In Hermannstraße.
At the last minute of the last Sunday, after a very clouded day, it seemed as the sun wanted to say good night.
So I didn't feel like going home. Sundays are somehow gloomy days. I walked around in Neukölln and dropped into this quite graveyard. I already told you, graveyards in Berlin are very peaceful, beautiful and charming places (not like in Spain).
I didn't pay attention at the opening hours, I just went into the park and stopped to draw this promenade delimited by those gigantic, old plane-trees (Platanus). 
This time of the year days are so long that I do not realize how late it is.
So I was ready to go, it was a bit colder, I looked at the distance and I saw all the fences were closed! I had a panic moment, I looked at my handy and saw it was already over 21h. I reached the doors, all were locked, and I didn't feel like sleeping in a Graveyard... I started to look how I could jump the fences.. I walked a bit more and I saw there was a light in the little house at the entrance! I had still chances! I rang the bell and a woman came downstairs and unlocked the door, so happily I could flight out! 
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El pasado Domingo, a última hora y tras un día encapotado y gris, el sol quiso asomarse. Y yo no quise irme a casa (las tardes de domingo son como tristes). Caminé por el barrio y entré en este bonito cementerio. Los cementerios en Berlin, ya os dije que son mágicos, llenos de paz, como islas en la ciudad.. Entré sin más, no me fijé en los horarios, y me senté a dibujar esta avenida de grijo arenoso enmarcada por inmensos y antiguos plátanos.
En este periodo del año, los días son tan largos que no me hago una idea de la hora que es. El aire refrescó, acabé la acuarela y me dispuse a salir cuando a lo lejos vi las verjas cerradas. Me acudió un momento de pánico, no tenía ganas de dormir en el cementerio! Todas las verjas estaban cerradas con candados y empecé a mirar por dónde sería más fácil saltar... caminando hasta la casita de entrada, vi que en el piso de arriba había luz y llamé al timbre. Tuve suerte, y oí que alguien bajaba las escaleras! pfiuu! una mujer salió y amable me abrió la verja, advirtiéndome mirar los horarios la próxima vez, que seguro que lo haré! :)



Jun 25, 2014

Before the night arrived...

I drew this evening watercolor.  I came with my bike, direct from the work. I wanted to watch my vegetables evolution in the little garden that I am renting this year again, at the south of Berlin.
Oh! I love so much to go there. Yesterday was nearly empty, as the day was very rainy and it was already late...  Before ridding back home I decided to let in my sketchbook a souvenir of this moment, the day death. A sky full of clouds, the dark orange sun hiding between rains and rains, featuring an incredible beautiful scenery of all kinds of colors and clouds shapes that I can not show you!
Oh, how much I love the country side.


Jun 24, 2014

Lindenblüten

"Lindenblüten N°4"
Watercolor & pencil on Hahnemuehle paper.
Size: A4 (21 x 29,7cm, 8" x 11.5")
/You can buy the PRINT here/


Linden tree flowers. Linden or lime trees, are the largest population of trees in Berlin. I guess more than the half?
And up the end of May, along June, their little rounded buds start to bloom, sparkling in the whole city, specially evenings and nights after warm days, their sweet and delicious fragrance.

"Lindenblüten N°2"
Watercolor & pencil on Hahnemuehle paper.
Size: A4 (21 x 29,7cm, 8" x 11.5")
//SOLD//
"Lindenblüten N°3"
Watercolor & pencil on Hahnemuehle paper.
Size: A4 (21 x 29,7cm, 8" x 11.5")
/You can buy the PRINT here/

Los tilos son los árboles más numerosos de Berlin.
Más de la mitad de los árboles, diría yo que son tilos. De diferentes formas, tipos, algunos con las hojas más pequeñas y redondeadas, con el envés aterciopelado y de plata, otros con estructura colgante, cada especie floreciendo escalonadamente. Y desde finales de Mayo, casi durante Junio entero, esparciendo su fragancia dulce por la ciudad, especialmente en las tardes y noches tras los días calurosos.

"Lindenblüten N°1"
Watercolor & pencil on Canson paper.
Size: 24x 32 cm, 9" x 12.5")
//SOLD//
/You can buy the PRINT here/


Jun 23, 2014

Faces and faces

but not as crazy as here :)
And more Train-Underground sketches /HERE/

Pencil drawings on Hahnemuehle sketch book.


Queer, it was last week..

and my queerest order up to nowadays. It was also funny to move a bit away from my usual subjects. Not that much. All around nature and being...



Thousand people in the Opening, really!
And you can still visit the exhibition or going each Thursday to the many performances, until 10th August.

So if you wish to come and see me, you might also want to take part in the performance of Alex Giegold & Tomka Weiß 's Project, this Thursday the 3th July at 19.00.
I will be there as Illustrator and courtroom artist for the performance. Drop by! it will be fun!

Jun 20, 2014

Bartók

is the name of Hada's dog, who is sometimes visiting us at the working place. He is the most friendly dog I know in Berlin... well I don't know that big amount of dogs!
I like his happy palm-tree tail.

Bartók se llama el perrito de Hada (o perrita?). A veces nos visita en el estudio. Es el perro más simpático que conozco en Berlin! ( bueno, tampoco es que conozca tantos perros). 
Me gusta su cola alegre de palmera tropical.



Jun 13, 2014

Weiblicher Akt N.16

 am 6 Mai.
Female Nude N.16, from 6th May.
"Weiblicher Akt N.16"
Watercolor on 120 gr/m2 paper, 
 Size A3 (16.5" x 11.5", 42 x 29.7 cm)

Desnudo femenino N.16, del 6 de Mayo.


Jun 12, 2014

Prinzenstrasse

und die Brücke über Landwehrkanal.
Letzter Sonntag Abend. Ich könnte nicht in Karneval der Kulturen bleiben, so heiss war es wie in der Hölle!
Last Sunday, by the bridge that follows the Prinzenstrasse. It was the Carneval of Cultures, a very crowded and popular festival in Kreuzberg. I went only at the very late evening, but it was still soooo hot that I had to leave and sit here in the grass, near the water.

Este pasado Domingo fue el Carnaval de Culturas, unas fiestas muy famosas y populares de Kreuzberg, Berlin. Nos asomamos a ya última hora de la tarde pero seguía haciendo tanto calor que me tuve que ir, y sentar aquí en la hierba alado del agua y del puente que continúa la Prinzenstrasse.

What is queer today is not queer tomorrow

Exhibition and Events, 14. Juni – 10. August 2014
If you are in Berlin, come tomorrow evening to the Opening of "What is queer today is not queer tomorrow" in the nGbK, Oranienstrasse 24. 

It will be every kind of art, music and party. And beneath the project of Alex Giegold & Tomka Weiß, I am presenting 6 drawings, a kind of human-landscapes this time. Just drop by and you will see!

Jun 10, 2014

Liepnitzsee

mein Liebling See!
my beloved lake! this is the best thing to do when the summer days are arriving with such a heat wave and strength: go out and out the city, scape to woods and lakes! But I am not the only one who thinks like that :P

Mi querido Liepnitzsee, con su isla central y agua turquesa, en medio de este bosque antiguo de hayas inmensas que ya dibujé el año pasado.
Cuando los días de verano llegan con esta fuerza y torridez, lo único y mejor que se puede hacer es escapar y escapar de la ciudad, a los bosques y lagos. .. claro que no soy la única que piensa así :)

Jun 4, 2014

Open Air Gallery Oberbaumbrücke 2014

Some impressions. 
Ayudantes madrugadores
We had such a big luck! we had a great weather and many visitors. Again this year, great experience, funny and nice people, known and unknown dropping by the stand and great sales too... Thank you all!
Specially thanks to Lavi and Paul, who didn´t mind to wake a bit early on a Sunday morning to help me organizing the Stand, Oksana, Alisa, Pablo y Sandra, Isabel, Victoria and the other people who came later at the closing time and helped me! The best friends of the world, lucky me!
batiburrillo en mi stand 

buscando y encontrando los favoritos
Algunas imágenes del mercado de arte el pasado Sábado en el Oberbaumbrücke.
Qué suerte tuvimos con el tiempo! qué agradables visitantes, y qué magníficos amigos dispuestos a madrugar una mañana de Domingo para ayudarme a construir el Stand! También los que me visitaron, acompañaron, y ayudaron a lo largo de la mañana, y los que me ayudaron a recoger! Gracias Lavi, Paul, Oksana, Alisa, Pablo, Sandra, Isabel, Vic, y todas las visitas durante la mañana! Qué suerte tengo, qué amigos, qué buena gente me rodea! :)