When my wife and I were on vacation in Sevilla, Spain, a few weeks ago, we saw several boutique shops full of colorful flamenco dresses. I imagine they all do a great business during the time leading up to La Feria de Abril (April Fair)! La Feria de Abril is a huge annual event held in Sevilla, known for its music, dancing, food, men dressed in suits and women dressed in flamenco dresses.
Here is a charcoal and red ink drawing of a Spanish Flamenco dress that I recently created.
This last week, my wife and I took a vacation to beautiful Sevilla, Spain, for the 10 year anniversary of us meeting there. The city just lends itself to artistic inspiration. After a few days there, I wished I had brought my sketchbook and pencils! Since I didn’t bring them, I instead made do with a hotel note pad and a ball-point pen. Here are some quick ink sketches I did while in Sevilla:
The bullfight….controversial, yes, but an event that is woven within the fabric of Spanish culture. My wife went to a bullfight several years ago in Sevilla and didn’t enjoy it, but I have to say, I do appreciate the flair that goes into it. I’m also fascinated by the elegant dress and bright colors of the bullfighter’s clothing, and enjoy the color contrasts between the sandy ground, the black bull, and the matador!
Every now and then I squeeze in some art for decoration in our own home. Our living room wall above our couch has been bare and begging for some attention. Some nice artwork would really complete the room, so a couple of weeks ago I started on my own “art with meaning” project. I use colored pencils and acrylic paint to create 5 pieces of art, using pictures from our honeymoon in Ibiza in 2009, that I’ll soon custom frame myself. Now we have some nice art to look at and fill out our living room!
If you are interested in this type of artwork for you and your significant other(s), just let me know by using the contact form or “request your custom art with meaning” page!