Wildflowers. Red Thistle and Madrid. Still life and urban sketching. Part 2.

Artist, ArtTravel, Uncategorized, Urban sketching

Red thistle flower and my favorite city in Spain, Madrid. The city I associate with red colour and positive associations like passion, strength, energy and fearlessness.

Madrid . This city has many sides to it – aristocratic, bohemian, and commercial. When you get to Madrid, you feel: this city is your place, you feel comfortable as if this is your own home. Your city, to live and to thrive in.

To name just a few of our favourite places in Madrid would be difficult but I will try: Plaza Mayor, Puerto del Sol, Prado museum, Royal Palace and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum of Art and Retiro Park. We’ve travelled to Madrid several times in the past and it is certainly on the list for our rendezvous in the near future:)

I dedicated a series of watercolour and ink paintings of  bright red or warm peach coloured thistles, to one of my favourite city in Europe.

Thistle with tomato and red cabbage colors of its petals, adding indigo background for some effects.

Thistle with petals of colors pomegranate and scarlet, with background of lemon and coffee colours.


Watercololour painting of thistle with some raspberry color and blueberry, dark blue, with leaves of celery color. Bright coloured flower, love it:)

Thistle, the wildflower with sunny petals of colors cocoa, with some addings of colours of cognac and bluish background.


Thistle with petals of colors amethyst and salmon and background of creamy colors, tender feeling.

In my opinion Madrid, the land of gazpacho, bullfighting and flamenco, personifies the red colour itself:)

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Bon voyage! Until the next travel:) Stay healthy.

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