i have been trying to figure out how to word this post. the truth is i don’t know if i will ever be able to.
today i went to spanish village in balboa park, a spot that my family and i frequent on weekends. it was like every other time we came, we admired the artists at work over our favorite drinks from our favorite coffee stand (daniels peanut butter coffee never disappoints). i sat next to my favorite piece of art in the village, a painting of Frida Kahlo and it’s been in front of studio 18 the last few times we came. i have always admired it from afar but this time i checked out the artist it was by. i noted the name and sat down on a bench before this piece caught my eye hanging under the mail slot on the door. i stopped, left my drink, backpack and jacket without even thinking and went inside, asking how much the original was. it was $600 and another was $400. the woman i spoke with saw i was clearly saddened that i wouldn’t be able to purchase it and pointed out that there might be a print of it. so i dug through dozens of this mans beautiful work and fell in love with his style. when i finally found the print i was looking for, i bought it immediately.
something about this piece called to me and i knew one way or another i wasn’t leaving without it.
later i was eating lunch and decided to look at my purchase again. it made me smile and i flipped it over and began to read the description. i discovered that it was a painting from june 26,2015, the date LGBT marriage was legalized and balboa park celebrated by letting down a 60 foot pride flag on the bell tower. upon reading that, i began to cry. i overflowed with pride and i was sitting in a mexican restaurant with tears on my cheeks over this little print i bought. i knew from the moment i saw it that that piece was special. little did i know how special it was.
thank you @rdriccoboni for sharing your beautiful talent. i will definitely be back for more. #art#riccoboni#riccobonistudio#studio18#sandiego#spanishvillage#bearnakedartist#flowerbearman
Kissing this toad of a week goodbye and hoping for a prince of a weekend!
We’ll be stuffing eggs for the hunt tomorrow. Being all the magical creatures is hard. At least the Easter bunny has less of a financial stake than Santa. Though he has to get clever with his hiding game. Arguably more time consuming. Anybody else doing the Easter prep scramble today?
Don't knock it 'til you try it. 🍄
Once you taste our 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐡𝐢 𝐅𝐚𝐣𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐬, you won't want anything else.
Other than a #margarita to go with it, of course. #SpanishVillage#Fajitas
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That’s moi at the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués here in Costa Brava, Spain. (Cadaqués is pronounced as Car-Dar-Kays). Famous for its white washed Mediterranean houses, narrow shady streets, and sandy bay, this is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava.
For lunch, you can enjoy local seafood specialities in one of the numerous terraces facing the Mediterranean, or grab a sandwich and simply relax and appreciate why this place inspired so many artists.
A typical house in the village of Port Lligat, Cadaqués here in Costa Brava, Spain.
Mediterranean houses, narrow shady streets, and sandy bay, this is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava.
Working thru my 9 1/2 inch body of work to just these 60 pieces. Now the fun is picking the best of these.
Any ones you like?
To me the most interesting thing with my artistic practice, as its combining with jazz, seems like its going somewhere i can’t yet explain, yet cannot help but be heard.
Have you spotted in my stories that I've been exploring the dormitory village of Navalcarnero? Just 45 minutes by bus from Madrid, past the prison and the disused airbase, you can find a labyrinthine settlement, where you'll probably be the only tourist. Walk through the sloping, winding streets that feel like a Moroccan souk, and discover a dozen beautiful, centuries-old bodegas with underground caves, just like in my stories 🕵️♀️🍷👻🚪🔍
If you ever have the chance to come to spain and eat at their restaurants, I’d recommend trying the “Iberian Secret”! It was absolutely delicious and topped with black salt. 😋 I still have no clue what kind of meat it was, but it was sooo good!