The church by the plaza Llano de la Victoria


A quick sketch outside then the shading added when I got back. (there was a man hanging around who asked me things like ‘what are you drawing, the church?’ Ummm….no the bin over there….I’m afraid I run for cover when I am discovered sketching, almost as if I am doing something I shouldn’t be! I need to grow a tougher skin πŸ™‚ Anyway, this is a lovely,small church- I have been to a sad funeral for a special lady in here and also been to a few concerts. It has beautiful big cloisters on the side and sometimes charity markets are held in there. The plaza, to the left, was a great venue when Jimena had its music festival (rumoured to be returning this year -we are all hoping!)


15 thoughts on “The church by the plaza Llano de la Victoria

  1. You seem to have incorporated the peace and tranquility of the the “barra”.
    Don’t be too concerned about the form of questioning, it sounds normal for here. I have long conversations with the local shepherd who asks when I have a bag of rubbish, on the way to the bin, “basura”? It goes on from there. To ask the obvious seems the norm!


  2. Angelica has got used to drawing in public, but there are always people, who feel the need to ask questions, which can be disturbing, as the light changes so quickly. Still, the Andalucians are curious people and not backward in being forward. It’s one of the things I like about them. But not always!


    • Dear Wendy, I like looking at your drawings and also can understand what you are saying about sensations while you are drawing in public. As Bryan says, I got used to drawing in public. Also I might add that generally the people donΒ΄t “disturb” me while am at it. But if somebody does, I adapt to the situation and let it flow. Often I begin a drawing and come back another day to concentrate on the shadows of that moment. I also would like to add, that drawing in public spaces helps us improve a lot, and is mostly much more exciting than doing it from a bloody photo. one of the reasons is that we begin to see much more little interesting details the longer we look at one space. We become more aware of the theatre and its stories it seems to tell us.


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