Oct 15, 2019

No.2 Records - Concerts

Two musicians, singersong writers, were playing in the small and nice music shop No.2 Records in Sachsenhausen this early year. Both American:  Jim Reed and Ian Fisher.
It was an intim and intense concert with sometimes romantic and sometimes ironic passages and we enjoyed it a lot.
Jim Reed in No2 Records

Jim lives in Frankfurt and Ian will play here in February again so I hope to hear them soon!

Ian Fisher in No2 Records


Oct 2, 2019

Asturias coast

Some pleinair watercolors in my homeplace Asturias, in North Spain ..­čĺÖ
They are already from a couple of Summers ago...
Arnao - 2016
coastal watercolor
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Bayas - 2016
Beach watercolor
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Sep 30, 2019

Oberrad

A sunny day in Winter I went with my bike to an area I have never been before: Oberrad. Actually not far away at all, but somehow isolated because of the highway and train rails. It was very rural and charmant and I enjoyed drawing there with the early Spring light in the sky.

Pleinair in Oberrad - 2019
Oilpastels on brown paper
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Sep 29, 2019

Mampf - The JB Lloyds

Mampf is a small pub with live music many days of the Week, main stream in Jazz and Blues. It is in my neighbourhood so we go there ofter in Winter.
Here were the two funny blues musicians, I thought no one realise when I was drawing, because I always try not to move my head so much, but the singer caught it very soon and asked me to show him the drawings. He was very exited and like them, so said he :D




Sep 27, 2019

Out of Frankfurt - Berger Enkheim

A long and windy road on a cold Sunday of February...  I went with my bike to the East of Frankfurt, looking for some nature and peace. And I found it :)
A pleinair gouache painting of the winterly landscape, where the birds already were singing as a Spring Prelude... 
More drawing coming! Excuse the long pause!


Pleinair in ENKHEIM landscape - 2019
gouache on brown paper
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Mar 14, 2019

Jam Sessions in Club Voltaire

It is a very authentic club in Frankfurt.
I went there a couple of weeks ago with Valeria and other friends.
There was open stage and different musicians and singers making music having fun. We had fun too, it was a great atmosphere and I sketched while dancing a bit and  drinking some beer. That's all you need to be happy: friends, music, beer...
At this evening I just had a red pen with me... so a bit bloody sketches here.




  to beer or not to beer..

Feb 14, 2019

Palmengarten ...

again!
We are having a very grey, dark, grey, rainy Februrary (not today!). It is also very cold, so on Sunday there is not much joy to go for a hike. That's why a couple of weeks ago I went for a walk to the Palmengarten in Frankfurt. There is cosy and green, and if it is raining you can go inside and feel a bit tropical, even if it is still dark and grey! ­čĺÜ
Green Jungle, Palmengarten - 2019
Watercolour an pencil sketch
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 First I tried to stay outside, and I sat under a evergreen tree to paint this majestic Beech tree with oil pastels which are good when it is wet and raining... but the rain didn't want to stop so I moved inside to paint more greenery and the crazy Orchideas blooming! wow, they look a bit like aliens to me...

Old Beech tree in Palmengarten - 2019
Oil pastels
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Orchideas at Palmengarten - 2019
black ink sketch
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Jan 27, 2019

Feliz 2019

Ay ay! I have to catch up this good whish for you all ­čĺľ, at least before January is over :D and before Spring comes... that will come, yes !!

The 2018 was a crazy year with a couple of big changes that came like surprises, some old dream coming true this year, like quitting the music lessons and making a living from my art ..  And because life is a yinyan, was not all roses in 2018..,
I am confident and optimist about this already starting 2019 and I wish also your dreams to come true. I am sure now that it can ever happen, so keep on with it!
I will also try to update ofter this blog, as I forgot it a bit due to the easiness and comfort of using Instagram, for those using it also  -->
https://www.instagram.com/catilustre/

KISSES and LOVE
Catalina

Dec 9, 2018

Palmengarten Frankfurt

A sunny, Summer Sunday morning at the Palmengarten in Frankfurt. I went for a guided visit on the subject "Palmtrees". It was very interesting, afterwords I make a walk through the gardens and sketched a little bit. With watercolors and with black ball pen.
Also I went inside the greenhouse to draw some tropical plants. I will bring you soon some more to keep faith and strenght over this grey year time!


Palmengarten, Frankfurt - 2018
black ballpen sketch
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Palmengarten, Frankfurt - 2018
watercolour sketch
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Meanwhile have a nice 2nd Advent!
Tropical flowers - 2018
watercolour and pencil sketch
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Tropical flowers - 2018
black ballpen sketch
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Jul 6, 2018

Feierabend im Fein

Fein, das feine Wasserh├Ąuschen in der Gr├╝neanlage..
Ich habe schon irgendwann ein Skizze von Ort hier gezeigt.. Aber nun kommen ein paar mehr.
Ist es doch ein geliebter Ort wenn das Wetter sch├Ân ist .. und dieser Fr├╝hling und Sommer k├Ânnen wir nicht meckern .. doch vielleicht etwas mehr Regen w├Ąre nicht verkehrt! ­čśő

Fein feierabend - 2018
blue pencil sketch
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Fein feierabend - 2018
blue pencil sketch
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Jun 4, 2018

May 14, 2018

Frankfurt am Main

direct at the river shore, a Summer evening.
I drew this watercolor on location in 2016. All the people were outside enjoying the warm evening. At the background, the Mainhattan Skyline under the pink and golden sunset light.

Frankfurt am Main 2016
Watercolor and pencil sketch
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May 2, 2018

Aschaffenburg drawings

Schloss Johannisburg, Aschaffenburg - 2018
Ink drawing
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Aschaffenburg- 2018
gouache and pencil sketch
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Street in Aschaffenburg- 2018
Watercolor sketch
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A couple of months ago there was a Urbansketchers meeting in Aschaffenburg, a very nice city in Bavaria close to Frankfurt and along the Main River.
Even if it was quite cold and windy, we got to make a few sketches. Here is my contribution.


 After sketching outside, we went to the mythic Schlappeseppel brewery to eat some Wurst mit Kraut and drink some.. Bier of course ­čśő