"Bull I," mixed media on canvas, 72 x 101 in, (1.8 x 2.5m) 1992-93
       
     
"Bull III," mixed media on canvas, 77 x 100 in (1.9 x 2.54m) 1994-2014
       
     
"Bullfight," felt tip pens, 12 x 16 in, 1969
       
     
Bull XVI, 76 x 106 in (193 x 270 cm) 2017
       
     
"Bull I," mixed media on canvas, 72 x 101 in, (1.8 x 2.5m) 1992-93
       
     
"Bull I," mixed media on canvas, 72 x 101 in, (1.8 x 2.5m) 1992-93

Each year, I start a new bull painting with my children and their friends. 

"Bull III," mixed media on canvas, 77 x 100 in (1.9 x 2.54m) 1994-2014
       
     
"Bull III," mixed media on canvas, 77 x 100 in (1.9 x 2.54m) 1994-2014

For me, painting a bull is also about facing fears because I was almost killed by a Spanish fighting bull when I was nine years old. The bull paintings usually take many years to complete.

"Bullfight," felt tip pens, 12 x 16 in, 1969
       
     
"Bullfight," felt tip pens, 12 x 16 in, 1969

I made this artwork a few weeks after being gored during a Spanish fiesta. 

Bull XVI, 76 x 106 in (193 x 270 cm) 2017
       
     
Bull XVI, 76 x 106 in (193 x 270 cm) 2017

I only finish one bull painting each year. There is always one on the wall of my studio and each night I apply the left over paint from my palette.