More images from the residency. This is looking toward the grape arbor where tables are set up and where we eat. Last night we had paella (swoon); salad, bread, lots of wine flowing.
All the kitchen appliances are named. The dishwasher is named Maria and here we have the refrigerators for the guests; Cesare and Augusto. I smile every time I pass by.
I walked into the little village of El Bruc yesterday to pick up some olives and wine and captured this scene.
Here we are. Avenue of the dilettantes.
Looking down at the canvases spread out on the lawn. As far as I can tell the group of Norwegians are each working on 2 canvases simultaneously; probably will do more as they are very steady. They brought rolls and rolls of various weights of cotton and linen- I think to get the feel of the various materials and to compare primed and unprimed. They party hearty at night but when it's time to get to work they're all business. I'm impressed.
In the kitchen looking toward the sink and Maria.
Another view of the kitchen. The tap water comes from the hills around us (springs?) and it's delicious. Lots of hot water for showers too - what a luxury. One of the women I spoke to yesterday is here on her 5th trip and I heard another say it was number 8 for them. Heaven!
And while I'm thinking about how advanced they are: single payer health insurance. They love it. They can't understand why we in the U.S., such a rich country, don't have it too. We discussed politics. Yup. We did.
Another view of the industrious Norwegians.
I took so many pictures for you but burnt out on editing them. Maybe later. Here however is one shot of the flora. Asparagus grows wild and lots of succulents and roses too. Everything's in bloom it seems; spring has really arrived.
This is our building from the entrance gate. We're looking at the south-facing wall.
More of the big big paintings. (4-5 feet in each direction I'd guess but they vary).
Plein air painting. Sorta.
There's a well equipped printmaking studio here too and this is the giant press.
Last shot of the day; the roof of Can Serrat from a different angle. Now it's time to hit the work table. I've done 3 little paintings so far and will show them to you when I'm sure they're done. xo