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October 31, 2008

Meet the correspondents: BARCELONA > Joan Centellas

"For most artists like me who paint in large format, the smaller size drawings usually end up in a drawer, unless a gallery or someone else buys them or I exchange them or give them as a gift.

For these smaller works I look for suitable paper, cut it to sheets in the size I like and make a hard bound book. Then I don't have the temptation to sell or give these drawings away. That's how I create my travel sketchbooks. And I own them all!"

• Joan's blog.
• Joan's art on Flickr.


Lok said...

Great to see the Maestro of Barcelona on here. As always looking forward to your sketches Joan!

Alvaro Carnicero said...

Hi Joan, nice to see you here!

szaza said...

Gorgeous work!

Lynne Chapman said...

You're so right about keeping the sketchbook work - it becomes a visual diary of your whole life. Mine have become my most precious posessions.

You're so lucky, by the way, to live in such an especially interesting city!

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

So glad to see you here, Joan! I always enjoy your work, as well you know...