Since when and in which techniques do you mainly work?
I have been painting and drawing from a very young age, but it was when I started my career in architecture that I fell in love with watercolour. When I finished my studies, I never stopped painting again and I dedicated myself professionally illustrating architectural heritage and other themes in both watercolour and oil.
Do you have favourite themes? What inspires you?
My favourite subjects are water and skies. It is where I can develope the technical characteristics of watercolour to the maximum and they are the ones that inspire me the most given their richness and transience. I am passionate about underwater landscapes since they convey beauty and peace.
And where do you paint preferably?
I usually paint preferably in the studio, but I really like to paint outdoor and never miss an opportunity to do it. It is gratifiying to paint by the sea or in a mountain river.
Do you still remember your first Schmincke colour?
Yes! In the faculty of architecture in 1991. I still have the metall box. You could say that I learned to paint watercolour with Schmincke. At that time, we worked a lot with sepia, paynes grey, burnt sienna, ultramarine, ochre, lemon yellow, cadmium red, carmine,...
What are your favourite Schmincke colours?
How can one learn from you?
I teach in regular classes with a fixed group of students, as well online as personally. Additionally I give online workshops for the whole world. As of September 2020 more tutorials of mine will be published on the platform Blurone (www.blurone.es/en).
Over these channels I am available for questions but also at my exhibitions, which I will announce in advance.