Moods of Marcus Ready to Roll

The hard work of painting is done. All the fiddly details – framing, signing, varnishing, attaching D-rings and wire  – completed. I’ve cleaned up my art room and painting space ready for the New Year.

The wall is a great place to store works temporarily so I’ve created my own private gallery of some of the works. A little display to say goodbye to these art pieces. Now it’s just a matter of packing everything up ready for delivery and the gallery hanging on Thursday.

Finished at last! I can hardly wait to start my next project.

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Work in progress

Almost the Full Shot

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Photo by Marcus Beach Artisan Julie Hemsley

Velazquez here I come

Next stop Madrid. Can hardly wait to immerse myself in art there. This painting of Santa Rufina painted by Diego Velazquez in 1629 -1632  hangs in the small gallery established by the Fundacion Focus-Abengoe, Seville.  It’s worth a trip to the Hospital de los Venerables, a 17th century Baroque mansion and a quiet retreat providing respite from the flurry of Seville, to see their small but quality collection of Seville masters.  The building, with a beautiful central courtyard, was once a hospice for ageing priests;  a very fine place to see out your final time.

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Santa Rufina by Velazquez