Tag Archives: Painting

3 faces and a little girl

2 May
Painted faces around Barcelona

African beauty – archives

Painted faces around Barcelona

Pale face – Carrer Pelai

Painted faces around Barcelona

C215 in white – archives

Painted faces around Barcelona

Sad little girl – Carrer Carme

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The bug-eyed guy and the owl

11 Feb
Barcelona Cute Suite

The bug-eyed guy – Carrer Joaquin Costa

There once lived a bug-eyed guy on Carrer Joaquin Costa (he sold delicious wines to a faithful clientele) who had a lightbulb moment…

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The ligtbulb – Carrer Robí

… he thought it would be a good idea to ask his friend on Carrer Robí to take good care of all the lightbulb flowers so they could bloom and disperse into the wind…

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The caring girl – Carrer Robí

… for he was hoping they would reach the owl on Passeig de Sant Joan, perched high above the ground, and let him know, that across town, somebody cared about her.

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The owl – Passeig de Sant Joan

Happy Monday, everyone! Have a great week!

BCN Handmade – Lu Ink

12 Dec BCN Handmade - Lu Ink (3)
BCN Handmade - Lu Ink

The lovely Blanca and George

After taking you to Lu Ink yesterday, I thought you might like to know a bit more about the people who make most of what’s on offer there: the lovely and very creative Blanca and George.

This time, it wasn’t me who contacted them, but the other way round! I’d posted about Lamaga Prints in this post and this post (remember?) and it turns out, Lu Ink sell the quirky moustache cups and saucers that Marta makes, and through her learned of the Cute Suite blog. As you do. And like it, yay! And asked pretty please if I would like to check out their shop? And so I did, on the rainiest day we’ve had in months…

BCN Handmade - Lu Ink (1)

Behind the scenes

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An “aha!” moment

19 Nov copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Nice van! – Carrer Àlaba

I recently had an “aha!” moment. It happened while I was shooting last week’s hidden street art. I spotted this van and thought how unusual it is to see one so beautifully painted and decided to take photos of it. Walking on, I then spotted the beautiful painting on this carpentry shop’s store front, and noticed it had a similar style. Two lucky finds in a row…

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Gorgeous blind, similar style… Carrer Àlaba

Walking on, I noticed some more things that I liked and subsequently photographed. When I walked back to my (t)rusty bicycle, parked back where I’d left it, the “aha!” moment occurred…

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Drap Art ’12

8 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Quim Rifà – R1

At the moment the CCCB is hosting its 3rd Drap Art festival, dedicated to promoting art that is created with recycled bits and pieces. If you’re in Barcelona between now and the 14th of this month, I suggest you check it out, for there are some great pieces, and others which are simply fun, or cute. Here is my selection from the Drap Art ’12 expo – enjoy!

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Quim Rifà – N1

Quim Rifà (above) is the winner of the Residu’Art 2012 Emerging Artist Award, and he won this with his piece titled R1.

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Carles Piera Claramunt – L’Alquìmia de la Paraula

Carles Piera Claramunt makes interesting collages with several found objects and old paper, and Joaquim Falcò & Meritxell Tembleque (whom you, dear blog friend, might know as Quim Txell Comglass) were present with their spectacular “Partícules” which was created with melted down cava bottle bottoms, pieces of window glass, old lenses and iron.

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Siesta time…

1 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Ferlandina 18

It might be a little odd to do so on a Monday morning, but I am going to suggest you incorporate some siesta time into your schedule. Here’s why: on Carrer Ferlandina 18, in what used to be a haberdashery shop, and where the original wooden furnishings have been (practically) left intact, you will find Siesta, a shop and gallery of objects and works of art made by artists.

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Shop + gallery

These objects and works of art have been selected with the greatest care and exquisite taste by Siesta proprietress Mercedes, and which have been displayed around every nook and cranny of the space for best effect. I am delighted to share a selection of these with you in the following slideshow…

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No water needed

29 Jun copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Flower house – Carrer de l’Or

These days we’ve been hit by a heatwave in Barcelona (and many parts of Europe, in fact) and it is quite a task to keep my plants and flowers from wilting. But by watering them often they seem to be holding up OK. No water needed for these flowers! You can see why…

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Far East flower – Carrer Lleona

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Art is rubbish…

5 Apr copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Pintor Fortuny

Art is rubbish claims Francisco de Pájaro, a local graffiti artist whose style is very different from most. His style is rough, in your face, and more often than not, he leaves messages that are food for thought. Furthermore, he often uses the rubbish that has been put out on any given day, to create his pieces, and so his work is purposefully of a more ephemeral nature. He also puts his mark on fuse boxes and ventilation doors, and so a fair bit of his work has a slightly more permanent nature. These are the ones I am able to show you today – enjoy!

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Multicolour

12 Mar copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer de l'Atlantida

Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? I was outdoors a lot and could see signs of Spring everywhere, and that put me in a colourful mood, so I thought I’d share some splashes and dashes of colour with you in graffiti format today. Here goes: bring on multicolour!

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Artful shutters

28 Feb copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Baixada de Viladecols

Today, I feel like sharing something quite special with you: painted blinds and shutters. But not just just any old paint, these paintings were commissioned, and so the result is a series of artful shutters. Enjoy!

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