Fast Painting in Alcúdia de Crespins

Before leaving for Canada this weekend, I managed to squeeze in one last painting contest, this time in the town of L'Alcúdia de Crespins, a forty-minute drive out of Valencia.  The contest started at 9 am and finished at 1 pm, so it was fast, more than usual.  I painted a small pedestrianized street that had been decorated for the coming town festival.  Most towns in Spain take a week off at some point in the year to simply to party.  The residents of the street were all out and in a good mood, and very happy to have me on their street, even if I did manage to drip a lot of paint over it.  I exchanged contact information with a bunch rowdy old timers who wanted to commission me for a portrait.

Since they took a photo of me for their festival catalogue, I took one of them for my blog.

With my good friend Pilar, who won fifth prize.  For an amazing time-lag video of her completing her painting, check out this on YouTube.

My piece picked up second prize.


  1. Great to see you still in action Ivano... All the best, Lalo

  2. God, Ivano, if your painting won second place, what won first? What are the hanging items -- flags or laundry?


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