Bullfighting in The Red Sea – Toreando en El Mar Rojo

A new painting from the “Toroscapes” series. As always, a mixed technique between classical art (in this case pastel chalk) and digital art for some special effects.

In this one the bullfighter seems to stand in the middle of a Red Sea… and the bull seems to be a little bit scared by that Red Sea… doubting if it should enter it?

Well, I haven;t got a clue if bulls can swim!

Toroscape 59 – by Miki

Un nuevo cuadro de la seria “Toroscapes”. Como siempre el resultado de una técnica mixta incluyendo arte clásico (tizas de pastel aquí) y arte digital para  efectos especiales.

En este cuadro el torero se parece estar en el centro de un Mar Rojo… y el toro casi se parece como si tenga miedo de entrar en el mar… bueno, no tengo ni una idea si los toros saben nadar!  🙂

 

And if somebody is interested in buying a Giclee print of this painting, it is available in different sizes and on many different supports in my FAA Gallery here:

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Toro Tarantino

Some weeks ago I had been asked to design a bullfight artwork for a 2 by 6 metres wall of a restaurant in the Philipiines.

The owner said:

“The whole feel of the restaurant is very Quentin Tarantino-ish…”,

this is why the painting was created in that style

Toro Tarantino - by MIki

Cuadro taurino designado para un muro de 2 metros por 6 metros, en un restaurante de las Filipinas.

El dueno queria un cuadro en el estilo Quentin Tarantino.

 

And if somebody is interested in buying a Giclee print of this painting, it is available in different sizes and in many different forms in my FAA Gallery here:

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Toro Rescued from The Trash

A little bullfight painting from the past, which I found going through older paintings, in the intention to make some order there, throwing away what seems to me unworthy to be kept. In a first impulsion this one was about to land in the trash too, but in the last moment it escaped.

Looking closer at it, I was charmed by the spontaneity, the inexactitude, the basical attitudes of  bull and bullfighter.

I remember exactly when I painted it, it was in the lounge of my parents flat in the French Pyrenees, 4 years ago in autumn, I had come  for a week to paint outside , but the weather was awful all the time and I could not do one sketch outside. So I ended painting inside from fantasy, loads of gouache/watercolour impressionist landscapes, which I present in my sites under the name

“Times of The Day”.

And somewhere, at some times of the day, I also painted some bullfight. This one took 5 minutes…

Toroscape 57 - by Miki

And if somebody is interested in buying a Giclee print of this painting, it is available in different sizes and on many different supports in my FAA Gallery here:

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A New Perspective – Una Nueva Perspectiva

An older bullfight painting, just painted from imagination on a rainy day in the Pyrenees, some years ago.I had used gouache for that one, in fact it was an experiment of also using the painting knife with gouache. i did like the effect.

What is amazing by this one is that the original painting is tiny, and yet, the photo of it makes believe that it is huge. And in fact, thanks to modern technologies of scanning and printing, it is available in huge formats in fantastic Giclee print quality. Why is the painting looking so big? The composition I guess, the perspective… I rarely do bullfight paintings from that angle, but perhaps I should, it looks quite attractive to me.

 

Toroscape 56 - by MIki

Una pintura de toros en gouache no muy reciente, la hice de fantasía un día lluvioso en los Pirineos franceses.De facto era un pequeño experimento, quería ver como utilizar le cuchillo con gouache, y al final me gustaban los efectos que se podían hacer con esa técnica.

Lo que me fascina en esa pintura es que el original es pequeñísimo, pero la foto hace pensar que es gigantesco! Y de facto, gracias a las tecnologías modernas de escaneo y print, este pintura se puede comprar como Giclee print de alta cualidad en tamanos inmensos. Porque es así, que da esa impresión? La perspectiva y la composición, creo. Es raro que pinto los toros desde esta angulo, tal vez tendría que hacerlo mas a menudo ya que me gusta el resultado!


And if somebody is interested in buying a Giclee print of this painting, it is available in different sizes and on many different supports in my FAA Gallery here:

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Lost in Light – Perdidos en la Luz

Lost in light and dust… this is what I tried to represent in my newest bullfight painting. The bullfighter, almost a ghost, behind his cape.. and the bull, almost disoriented, blind fighting against all these elements…

Just another bullfight artwork for people who, like me, love the yellow and pink cape.. and for the tenderest souls, who like bullfight, but don’t like blood. Among my clients quite often I hve some asking me:

“we want to buy one of your bullfight paintings… do you have any without blood?””

Toroscape 55 – by Miki

(Pastel and Digital Art – Pastel y Arte Digital)

Perdidos en la luz y el polvo… eso es lo que he tratado de ensenar en mi ultimo cuadro taurino. El matador, casi un fantasma detrás de la capa.. y el toro, casi desorientado, ciegamente luchando contra todos los elementos.

Una pintura para los aficionados de la capa amarillo y rosa, como yo. Tambien para los almas mas tiernas,  losque aman la corrida, pero quienes no quieren ver sangre. Encunetro a muchos de esos dentro de mis clientes. me dicen:

“Queremos comprar un cuadro taurino suyo.. tiene algún sin sangre?”

 

And if somebody is interested in buying a Giclee print of this painting, it is available in different sizes and on many different supports in my FAA Gallery here:

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Motion and Emotion – Mocion y Emocion

A new Toroscape… a quick one this time, more in impressionist style, with rash and impatient watercolour and gouache brushes. Not interested in any detail, just in movement and vibrancy. Basically primary colours, no time to search for more sophisticated nuances, it is a question of life and death!  🙂

Simply another style of bullfight painting…

 

About this painting somebody from the USA just commented”

Fantastic feeling of motion and emotion! Bravo!

Toroscape 53 – by Miki

Un nuevo Toroscape… en un estilo rápido, casi en un impresionista estilo, con rápidas y impacientes pinceladas. No interés en detalles, solamente en movimiento y vivacidad. Colores básicas, no hay tiempo para buscar tonos mas sofisticadas: es une cuestión de vida y muerte!  🙂

 

Alguien de America acaba de decir sobre este cuadro:

Una sensación de moción y emoción fantástica! Braco!”

 

And if somebody is interested in buying a Giclee print of this painting, it is available in different sizes and on many different supports in my FAA Gallery here:

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Fighting with Yellow and Pink – Luchando con amarillo y roso

Yellow and pink.. a combination of colours which i just adore! Which is one of the reasons why my favourite bullfight paintings are those which feature the first part of the bullfight, when they fight with that cape, yellow on one die, pink on the other side. It just looks gorgeous! Unfortunately most of the people do not really know the bullfight from inside are not even aware about that cape, and think that the bullfighter cape is always red. Which is, I guess, the reason why 95% of my bullfight paintings sales are those featuring the red cape. What a pity! a pity or me above all,a s I would love to paint much more of this first phase of the fight. But well, i have to go with my clients wishes, at least most of the time…

So, for those who are interested in technical details, here is some info about the pink and yellow cape:

“The ‘Brega’ cape is an instrument to fight, made of fabric, with the shape of a cape, used at the beginning of the bullfighting to wish good luck, as well as to do some artistic moves.
There are three specific parts in the ‘Brega’ cape:
The front part of the cape, which is dyed intense pink. In the superior central part, a semi-circle addition called ‘esclavina’ is sewed in the same colors.
The back of the cape is yellow. In the back the name of the bullfighter is written in black.
The last part is the lining, perhaps because it is the only one that is not shown. But it is a fundamental part, as it is easy to handle and gives consistency to the fabrics.
This cape must not be confused with the cape ‘de paseo’ that is only used during the ‘paseillo’. The shape is the same than the shape of the ‘Brega’ cape but it is a bit smaller. It is decorated with stripes, sequins of gold and also religious images.
It is usual, at the end of ‘el paseillo’, to give it to some person as deference to keep it for the bullfighter during the corrida.
Measures aprox. 2,5 metres (wide), 1,25 metres (high).”

Toroscape 52 - by Miki

Amarillo y roso, una combinación de colores que siempre me encanta.Eso siendo la razón por mi preferencia de cuadros taurinos ensenado el primer tercio de la corrida, cunado torean con el capote de brega. Para mi un encanto de color y de arte! Por lastima creo que la mayoría de mis clientes alrededor del mundo compran mis cuadros ensenando el tercio donde los toreros luchas con la capa roja. No se porque exactamente. Supongo que la capa roja es el símbolo de la corrida para ellos. Tal vez algunos tampoco saben que existe esa otra capa. O tal vez, mis clientes siendo principalmente hombres, puede ser que encuentran el amarillo/roso demasiado femenino… Tengo que seguir los deseos de mis clientes, pero de vez en cuando me hago placer a mi misma, y pinto el capote de brega…

 

And if somebody is interested in buying a Giclee print of this painting, it is available in different sizes and on many different supports in my FAA Gallery here:

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Bull Jumping into A Redsea … Toro Saltando en Un Mar Rojo

It is not easy to regularly come with new bullfight paintings: the theme is always the same!. But well, clients regularly ask me to show them my last works, so I have no choice, being known as specialised in bullfight paintings, I have to paint some new stuff from time to time. I try to change the colours, the perspective, the technique, the closeness of the subject… for this one today I chose a view a little bit from above, which gives a great perspective of the bull.  For the colours I followed my intuition, so please don’t ask me why the back of the bull is blue!  🙂

I hope you enjoy

2010 Acrylics Toro – 70 x 70 cm – by Miki

No es muy simple de pintar los toros anos y anos: el tema es siempre el mismo, y el peligro de aburrirse nunca esta muy lejos. Pero clientes de por el mundo aparte de España!) me preguntan regularmente de enseñarles mis recientes pinturas taurinas, así que no hay remedio, si quiero seguir con mi reputación de artista especializada en los toros, tengo que pintarlos, por lo menos de vez en cuando! Así que trato de cambiar las colores, la técnica, la [perspectiva, la cercanía del sujeto. Para este ultimo, que acabo de terminar, he elegido una perspectiva un poquito desde arriba, ya que el toro desde allí tiene un aspecto fabuloso! En cuanto a las colores, intuición como siempre, así que no me preguntéis porque la espalda del toro es tan azul!  🙂

Espero que les guste!

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And if somebody is interested in buying a Giclee print of this painting, it is available in different sizes and on many different supports in my FAA Gallery here:

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If I have to die, I would like to fight to the end…

When I got up this morning and checked my mails, I had the wonderful surprise to get two great comments (from the same person though) on my Youtube bullfight paintings video. Normally when I see that there is some comment about my bullfight art, I first take a deep breath before I read it, being used to get insulted, you know,  “I haven’t got a soul, I should be thrown to the beast myself, etc…”, stuff like that. Of course, i also get the opposite mails, wonderful mails telling me hoe great my bullfight paintings are. And in fact I have a great circle of clients around the world. But still, I could do without these hate mails and comments.

 

Anyway, here they are, the words from today, written by tchetcheibiza :

This is one of the most brave things ever. Every one is afraid when a dog attack in the street, now imagine your self been face to face with this beautifull animal, the bull, like 500kg – 1ton of pure muscle and explosive energy, he can just run over you break your bones and smash you to the death. The rush of adrenalin would be incredible, the courage shown by those men are amazing. thumbs up, spanish finest!!”

and

“Let me ask something, Every one says: Is better die fighting than let them kill you. I think in this way too… if I have to die, I would like to fight to the end. So why in the fuck sake people are against bullfightings? The ox will be killed anyway if they dont use it on a bullfight. You all that are against this should stop eating meat. Most of animals for food are created without the adequate space,imagine yourself been born inside a prision just to when you grow up become food for some one.”

Toro Evanescento

Sometimes it is very interesting to go back in time, and look at what one did in the past. One had another technique, one was in another mood, had even perhaps another life… and always one can see it in the style and in the technique one used. Also there were always times when I had a bullfight phase, and I painted a lot of them, but after some weeks I couldn’t see the bulls and bullfighters any more, and I had to stop suddenly, often in the middle of some works. Anyway, these last days, animated as well by the antibullfight fighters as  by new clients from far away -and their wonderful compliments!-, I felt the urge to come back in the ring, In one my atelier rooms, there were some paintings lying around, abandoned months. probably even years ago… I just worked a little bit on them. Some, like the one I publish today, are really in a very different style, almost evanescent… I wonder what was my inner state as I started it!

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