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! 💚
Green Jungle, Palmengarten - 2019
Watercolour an pencil sketch
PRINT for sale /HERE/
 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...



Orchideas at Palmengarten - 2019
black ink sketch
PRINT for sale /HERE/

Jan 27, 2019

Feliz 2019

Ay ay! I have to catch up this good whish for you all 💖, 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 at the very end of the 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
PRINT for sale /HERE/

Palmengarten, Frankfurt - 2018
watercolour sketch
PRINT for sale /HERE/


Meanwhile have a nice 2nd Advent!
Tropical flowers - 2018
watercolour and pencil sketch
PRINT for sale /HERE/
Tropical flowers - 2018
black ballpen sketch
PRINT for sale /HERE/

Jul 6, 2018

Feierabend im Fein

Fein, das feine WasserhĂ€uschen in der GrĂŒneanlage..
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 schön ist .. und dieser FrĂŒhling und Sommer können wir nicht meckern .. doch vielleicht etwas mehr Regen wĂ€re nicht verkehrt! 😋

Fein feierabend - 2018
blue pencil sketch
PRINT for sale /HERE/

Fein feierabend - 2018
blue pencil sketch
PRINT for sale /HERE/


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
PRINT for sale /HERE/


May 2, 2018

Aschaffenburg drawings

Schloss Johannisburg, Aschaffenburg - 2018
Ink drawing
PRINT for sale /HERE/
Aschaffenburg- 2018
gouache and pencil sketch
PRINT for sale /HERE/
Street in Aschaffenburg- 2018
Watercolor sketch
PRINT for sale /HERE/
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 😋


Apr 28, 2018

Rhododendon Art Print

The 2018 has started with some very good news!


From October you could find -and buy- a fine art print of this Rhododendron pencil drawing in IKEA stores all over the world!đŸ’Ș
This is just the first one, in the new year you would find new prints. It makes me feel happy that many homes could have a beautiful botanical print from me, drawn with loads of love 😌😍
And I am so thankful to Ann and Rachel from ARTPRESS London who believe in my work and made this happen! 💖

Apr 13, 2018

Singersongwriters in Frankfurt

in March, one very cold Saturday, we went quite spontaneos to a music shop, No. 2 Records in Sachsenhausen, a beautiful neighbourhood in Frankfurt. There were playing two musicians, first Boohoo Music from Frankfurt. I don't find his website anymore, but it was a very lyrical music!
And afterwards 'Cannonball Stateman' from USA. A very different style, less slow, also indie and a bit heavmetal sometimes! I only could draw his rich, curly mane :D






Mar 16, 2018

Nude drawing in movement.

a couple more nude drawings after female model.
I post here the quick line drawings, where I try to catch as fast as possible the essence of the model and the movement.
Female Nude 2017 - ink drawing
Size: 11" x 16" (29,7 x 42 cm)
/SOLD/

Female Nude 2017 - ink drawing
Size: 11" x 16" (29,7 x 42 cm)
/SOLD/

Female Nude 2017 - charcoal
Size: 11" x 16" (29,7 x 42 cm)
ORIGINAL for sale /HERE/

Mar 15, 2018

Finissage Wed. 21st March

In café Metropol
Wecktmarkt 15,  60311 Frankfurt am Main.
Is the last time to see my botanical pictures there, and we will play a lot of beautiful music, from classics to jazz!
Come if you are in Frankurt!


Feb 26, 2018

Jan 14, 2018

Amarillo

  art prints - Yellow bouquet
art prints - Yellow bouquet


Another artwork submited for the Minted challenge.

You can follow this link if you want to vote it:
https://www.minted.com/design-rating/919882
or just having a look and voting other designs.


Jan 8, 2018

Rojo


<a href="https://www.minted.com/design-rating/921272"><img src="https://cdn4.minted.com/2017/11/30/21/29/10/9c3c9c0f7f43e3752f8ec91917058e59" alt="art prints - Rojo" border="0"/><br/>art prints - Rojo</a>

This is a picture of the process with the model, as I was painting them in my studio.
Visit my Instagram to see many pictures of my last drawings:
https://www.instagram.com/catilustre/

Jan 5, 2018

2018

Feliz año nuevo a todos!
Seguimos en la primera semana, así que no me retrasé demasiado! :)
Yo celebrĂ© el 1 de Enero con una caminata por los alrededores hasta un rĂ­o que aĂșn no conocĂ­a, el Nidder.


Dec 20, 2017

Exhibition at Café Metropol

in Frankfurt, to see until February 2018.

Café Metropol
Weckmarkt 15,
60311 Frankfurt am Main
http://www.metropolcafe.de/


You can visit the cosy Café close to the Frankfurter Cathedral, have a nice brunch, meal or coffee pot, and look at the pictures that hang at the walls. There are 21 original watercolors and oil paintings of flowers and veggies, and 4 Prints of my more modern botanical series "Foliage".
Have a nice Christmas everyone!!