Caretos in the Wall

"FINE-ROOMS" studio developed the decoration concept for this Hotel in Hamburg.
My paintings are already hanging on the wall and I like it!
Photo courtesy of Steffi Stagge for "Fine Rooms"
I love the cosy and elegant atmosphere, the warmth of the wood and colors they chose and the vintage air.
Photo courtesy of Steffi Stagge for "Fine Rooms"
If you want to see some pics of the work in progress, click here.

Caretos in progress...

Here some pics of my work in progress, last July.

And here a brief text about this serie "Caretos". It is in german, may be you understand? 
Thanks to the diligent, dear Gregor, who wrote those lines about my work:

"Die Caretos entstanden aus dem beiläufigen Zeichnen und dem Anmischen von Farben währen des Telefonierens. Irgendwann verdichteten sich die Skizzen zu Bildern und es entstanden wilde Schauspiele menschlicher Gemütszustände mit einem Hang ins Absurde und Skurrile, irgendwo unter Wasser oder im Scheinwerferlicht einer Bühne. Die zappelnden und gedrängten Menschen küssen, streiten, grinsen, staunen, starren, lachen oder bangen. So entstanden aufblitzende Momenteindrücke entgleitender Mienen, ein buntes Treiben menschlicher Grimassen – auf spanisch: Caretos."


Visages d'outremer

or Faces from the other seaside, or something like that...
From the Series "Caretos".

This is one of the paintings that I made last July for an hotel in Hamburg....and soon more! 

Yes, I'm back!


Geometries IX

Seeds, leaves, 
mussels or insect wings.. 
All these could be. Something organic for sure. And I am still keeping this red/pale blue combination too.

Gouache & china ink.
Size: A4 (21 x 29,7cm, 8" x 11.5")


Three Companions

or co-workers, or just friends, or friends of friends... But they know each other, I guess, and they are three, I see.

Three Companions
Gouache & Ink on Hahnemuehle paper.
Size: A5 (21 x 14,8 cm, 6" x 8")


Some LOVE words

For those who need them: for ALL of you.
International  Love Quote
Gouache & Ink on Hahnemuehle paper.
Size: A5 (21 x 14,8 cm, 6" x 8")
And a Love Song
(you know already, I like Cat Stevens, and I like just guitar + voice music)

Do you have an idea? do you want me to design your own quote, love message? send me an email to:
email at catilustre.com
I am glad to hear from you! :)



Geometries V - Organic

And what does this one make you think about? I think about a Japanese fish or a beautiful indian peafowl...

Watercolor, gouache & china ink.
Size: A4 (21 x 29,7cm, 8" x 11.5")


Faces mess

again and again
China ink, watercolor & red pencil
Size A5 (15 x 21 cm, 6" x 8")

What is queer today is not queer tomorrow

Exhibition and Events, 14. Juni – 10. August 2014
If you are in Berlin, come this Friday 13th Juni, in the evening to the Opening of "What is queer today is not queer tomorrow" in the nGbK, Oranienstrasse 24. 

It will be every kind of art, music and party. And beneath the project of Alex Giegold & Tomka Weiß, I am presenting 6 drawings, a kind of human-landscapes this time. Just drop by and you will see!


Geometries IV - Organic

Alisa means, it reminds her something around seashore and beach. Could be.
The woman who bought it last Sunday, said it just reminded her of the 40's.
For me it is just something approaching noise and music.
Watercolor, gouache & china ink.

Watercolor, gouache & china ink.
Size: A4 (21 x 29,7cm, 8" x 11.5")


Kind of Mussels.

 try it! do you guess on what am I working now?  something totally different and out of my habitude... and it is really being a challenge, I will tell you more in the upcoming days :)


This Sunday, 1st June: Oberbaumbrücke

This year again, I am having a stand in this Open Air Gallery, at the bridge between Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain.
Hopefully is the weather nice!
Come if you are in Berlin, I am very glad of numerous and joyful visitors!


I want to go home!

China ink.
Size A5 (15 x 21 cm, 6" x 8")
I am sitting here in my working place, it is dark outside, it is already late!
But I can not leave! (well, I am leaving right now!) because I can not stop.
Sometimes I don't know how to stop doodling and drawing... like a madness, drawing more and more and more!
here the last drawing for you, two primitive dancers! Gute Naaacht! ;) I am leaving now, yes!



Collaging doodles N°10

Say it! I know it: you have been missing my "faces" world!
But no problem, I am always doodling faces for you! Here one more.



In fact, I started some time ago a "geometrical" or more abstract Series, based on forms and color combinations. Somehow related to movement and music, and somehow inspired in old classic masters too.
Tea, watercolor and pencil.
A4 Size ( 21 x 29.7cm2 - 8 x 11.5")
(You can buy the PRINT of this drawing here)

Don't think I am an inconsistent that already have abandoned this project! slowly I am keeping working on it.
Here one more. A bit vintage maybe :)


Instant of my Easter Trip.

Berlin - Usedom (Baltic sea) cycling.
Me made around 70km per day.
adding some color digitally.
And now, guess, who is me in the picture??  indeed!
yeah!!! I was kind of.. not the first at all! Not that bad neither, but really few times I left my bottom position! :) I just wanted to control my sheep's flock.
So, there were we: Joachim, Phillip, Sylvia, Sandra and Cati, at the queue, surviving :P
drawing over the sketch with china ink.

first pencil sketch
Landscape was really beautiful! And is a nice experience to feel the changing between places at a real speed of cycling.. but we were ridding quite quickly and nearly the whole day so I couldn't stop drawing as much as I would have liked.

Though I bring you a couple of LIFE SKETCHES that I did at arriving to some spot  in our way. Visit my OTHER BLOG HERE.

Three intensive ridding days, two days in Usedom, Baltic Sea, where we attend the "Easter Fire" at the beach and this crazy bunch of people even swam in the frozen water!

PS- You may notice that the men of our trip were more responsible than the girls, who didn't wear helmets!


A True Story

Bis bald, Berlin!
Bonjour tristesse!
no.. It is not me who is moving..
And sorry, the comic is in spanish.. but it is a real story... about..
...  yes, again good friends moving out Berlin. Back to Spain. They were missing the sun and maybe the fresh fish, or just the family...or just it is time for a change. Again..
But I don't like this feeling, staying so far and good friends moving back! :(

So I drew quite quickly this VERY SHORT SYNOPSIS of these FOUR YEARS of the life that I have been sharing by the side of these good friends, first Martín, who came one year after me to Berlin, and Silvia, one more year later. We have met all here, in Berlin.

It is curious how Life chooses our ways to go on further. Sometimes unexpected...

We will miss a lot the good mood of Martín, and his jokes that always make us laugh in not matter how dramatic situation!