Wednesday, August 5, 2015
My friend Lola lives in an attic apartment in Madrid. These types of apartments rarely go up for sale because they generally have spectacular terraces. The view from Lola's terrace is stunning at all times of day and in all weather conditions. It was so fun to paint there!
My dear friend Lola turned 50 on June 19th, a very hot and beautiful day in Madrid. We celebrated all day. First, we painted in the Royal Botanical Garden with Lola's good friend Miriam. Then we had a delicious vegan lunch, unusual in Spain (pictured is the watermelon gazpacho). Afterwards, we went for coffee and then escaped the heat by painting in Retiro Park until the evening hours brought cooler weather.
One of my favorite places on Earth is the Museo Sorolla in Madrid, located in the former home & studio of Joaquin Sorolla. When I lived in Madrid, I spent many hours there. On my first day in Madrid this past June, I went with my friends Lola and Miriam to admire the amazing art and the peaceful gardens. After wandering around the house & studio, we spent time painting in the garden.