My intention was to paint little impressions of my favorite works at The Prado Museum but that lasted for about two pages of the book and then I started doing these portraits.

Images courtesy of the artist and Richard Heller Gallery

"We were wandering around Madrid this past fall and stumbled into this cool little art store near the center of town. I found this perfect little watercolor set in a little metal travel case and a small 3”x5" watercolor book. I haven't done watercolor, maybe ever, but they were so damn cute! I work on them all the time now, or at least whenever I'm out of the studio." —Christian Rex van Minnen