Cuesta Chapiz, Granada

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Cuesta Chapiz

This is the final painting from my last visit to Granada at the end of November. This street, Cuesta Chapiz, runs down to the Rio Darro from the top of the old city. It divides the historic quarters, the Albaicin on the right from Sacromonte on the left and looks across to the Alhambra on the opposite hill. It is a wonderful subject to paint in watercolour, particularly with the beautiful soft light and colours of late autumn. The attractive old buildings are also a pleasure to draw.

The medium is watercolourThe image size is 350mm x 250mm.
The original painting is for sale for 220 euros.
PRINTS. Superb quality, limited edition (1-100) signed prints on Canson Infinity Arches Aquarelle paper, 310gm, are available for same size 35 euros and A4 20 euros.They can be purchased direct from me.
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You can also see most of my paintings on this web site – http://www.margaret-merry.pixels.com
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St. Just in Roseland Church

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St Just in Roseland Church

The beautiful, 13th Century church of St. Just in Roseland is built beside a tidal creek on the south coast of Cornwall. It is one of my favourite Cornish scenes to paint, particularly at high tide when the building and boats are reflected in the water. The last five watercolours  I painted of this church were all commissioned by people who had visited this lovely spot or for presents for couples who were recently married there.

The medium is watercolour
The image size is 350mm x 250mm.
The original painting is for sale for 2o0 euros.
PRINTS. Superb quality, limited edition (1-100) signed prints on Canson Infinity Arches Aquarelle paper, 310gm, are available for same size 35 euros and A4 20 euros.They can be purchased direct from me.
If you click on the image it will enlarge.

You can also see most of my paintings on this web site – http://www.margaret-merry.pixels.com
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La Chanca, Almeria

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La Chanca, Almeria

This old barrio of Almeria may be one of the poorest and neglected in the City but it is certainly one of the most interesting to paint. The cottages, painted in many different colours, which seems to be the tradition in La Chanca, provide a colourful and bright foreground to the compositions here and the old Moorish castle, the Alcazaba, as usual dominates the scene.

The medium is watercolour
The image size is 350mm x 250mm.
The original painting is for sale for 2o0 euros.
PRINTS. Superb quality, limited edition (1-100) signed prints on Canson Infinity Arches Aquarelle paper, 310gm, are available for same size 35 euros and A4 20 euros.They can be purchased direct from me.
If you click on the image it will enlarge.

You can also see most of my paintings on this web site – http://www.margaret-merry.pixels.com
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Old Door and Pots – Puerta Vieja y Macetas

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Old Door and Potsthere is an organic, ecological

This wooden  door belongs to an old, ruinous house in the little village of Los Molinos del Rio Aguas near Sorbas, Almeria. I thought it would make an interesting subject to paint with the pots of aloe vera on the doorstep and the overhanging, flowering climber, but it was a difficult subject to capture in watercolour as there are so many  different textures here with the old walls, wooden door, pots and plants. Also the light was tricky. There is a small, organic and ecological farming community in the village. I guess the aloe vera must have been put here by them.

The medium is watercolour. The image size is 350mm x 250mm.
The original painting is for sale for 200 euros.
PRINTS. Superb quality, limited edition (1-100) signed prints on Canson Infinity Arches Aquarelle paper, 310gm, are available for same size 35 euros and A4 20 euros.They can be purchased direct from me.
If you click on the image it will enlarge.

You can also see most of my paintings on this web site – http://www.margaret-merry.pixels.com
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San Bartolomé, the Albaicin, Granada

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San Bartolomé, Albaicin, Granada

When I was about to start this painting I received an email from the editor of Paint and Draw magazine offering to commission me to contribute a masterclass article on how I paint and structure a watercolour. I agreed and used this painting to illustrate the article. This meant photographing the painting at every stage of its creation and writing instructively about the process. The painting is featured in Issue 5 of Pint and Draw now on sale – https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/design/paint-and-draw-magazine-subscription/ I think it is a great composition of a lovely corner of old Granada.

The medium is watercolourThe image size is 350mm x 250mm.
The original painting is for sale for 220 euros.
PRINTS. Superb quality, limited edition (1-100) signed prints on Canson Infinity Arches Aquarelle paper, 310gm, are available for same size 35 euros and A4 20 euros.They can be purchased direct from me.
If you click on the image it will enlarge.

You can also see most of my paintings on this web site – http://www.margaret-merry.pixels.com
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The Alhambra from Sacromonte, Granada

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The Alhambra from Sacromonte

I first painted this scene a few months ago in the summer. The colour was intense, the shadows short and the leaves on the trees a rich green. I sold this painting to a collector in the UK. I loved this composition so, returning to Granada this month, I decided to have another look.  The scene was so different. The trees showed off their beautiful autumn colours, the low sun cast long shadows stretching across the road to the buildings and the sky was a cooler blue but the great view and composition remained the same. I had to paint it again.

The medium is watercolour
The image size is 350mm x 250mm.
The original painting is for sale for 220 euros.
PRINTS. Superb quality, limited edition (1-100) signed prints on Canson Infinity Arches Aquarelle paper, 310gm, are available for same size 35 euros and A4 20 euros.They can be purchased direct from me.
If you click on the image it will enlarge.

You can also see most of my paintings on this web site – http://www.margaret-merry.pixels.com
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Barcas en El Puerto, Almeria

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Barcas en El Puerto, Almeria

I love drawing and painting old, wooden fishing boats. The shapes, colours and textures are inspiring and, when the sea is calm, one can capture the reflections of the boats in the water. These little boats were moored in the fishing port of Almeria.  The composition and viewpoint is rather unusual but I wanted to focus on the boats rather than paint a general harbour scene.

The medium is watercolour
The image size is 350mm x 250mm.
The original painting is for sale for 200 euros.
PRINTS. Superb quality, limited edition (1-100) signed prints on Canson Infinity Arches Aquarelle paper, 310gm, are available for same size 35 euros and A4 20 euros.They can be purchased direct from me.
If you click on the image it will enlarge.

You can also see most of my paintings on this web site – http://www.margaret-merry.pixels.com
All enquiries: mmerry44@ymail.com

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