Art Day Malaga, Mercado Merced15th October for one day only – 20 international artists set up their pitches and painted, felted and sculpted in front of shoppers and art lovers at the Mercado Merced in Barrio Picasso, Málaga.

It was a beautiful day, so I set up outside with help from my supportive husband Jan. I brought along a selection of sculptures, my A3 portfolio with abstract watercolours and a display of flamenco art, including the wine bottles, leaflets, a mug, cards, prints and originals.

It was interesting meeting other artists and talking to people, as I sculpted away at my clay piece. You can also read a blog post just about Ellen The Duck Angel that I made there and see a time lapse of her being built.

A colourful abstract painted at Malaga Art Day

Acrylic Painting

I also did this painting of a calm face using the personalised colours of the acrylic paints of Danish artist Eva Joensen. I might have to get a set at some point because I have been thinking about using acrylics for more illustrative pieces, plus she said they are great for murals. I began filling in the background with yellow and green. Then I created some abstract shapes, layering up splashes and dots until I decided to put a pair of lips on and a face soon followed, more splashes and she was done. I really like her calm colourful demeanour.

Here is a list of the participating artists

Alik Assatrian, Anouk Slegers, Anton Dijkgraaf, Birgit Gerritsen, Dan MacDonald, Diana Worthy, Emma Petitt, Emma Plunkett, Eva Joensen, Fernando Rodríguez Salas, Jorg van Daele, Karin Hoogesteger, Kitty Harri, Lidia Molinski, Lieuwke Loth, Luis, Maldonado Rubiño, Mena Sambiasi, Pablo Gamberale, Raquel Noguerol Perez, Viviane Deflandre  and Yolanda Corral Reina.

Photos from the event

Below you can see a gallery of images taken at the event by Jan Pozivil aka hubby.

A little bit of press coverage. That’s me, in the middle of the red shirt brigade, in the picture right at the bottom :)

Art Day Malaga press cutting