Trabajando El Esparto

Esparto

Trabajando el Esparto

This lady was at the traditional crafts fair at my neighbouring village of Terque last Sunday. She was demonstrating the old craft of mimbre – making products from esparto grass. I asked her to pose for me as I thought she would make a wonderful subject for a portrait. I love the colours of her traditional costume, the character in her face and the working of her hands.

The medium is pastel

The image size is 440mm x 320mm.
The original painting is for sale for 350 Euros.
PRINTS. Superb quality, limited edition (1-100) signed prints on Canson Infinity Arches Aquarelle paper, 310gm, are available for same size 50 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

The medium is pastel

The image size is 500mm x 320mm.
The original painting is not for sale.
PRINTS. Superb quality, limited edition (1-100) signed prints on Canson Infinity Arches Aquarelle paper, 310gm, are available for same size 50 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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Alhabia

Alhabia

Alhabia

This is the view of my nearest town, Alhabia, from the other side of the Rio Nacimiento. I like the contrast between the green, fertile valley below the town and the barren mountains behind.

The image size is 350mm x 250mm.
The original painting is for sale for 100 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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A Lane in Laujar

Laujar

A Lane in Laujar

My first painting in over two months. Since I moved house I have had little time as there has been so much to do on our new cortijo and the summer has been very hot, but there is plenty to inspire me around my new home in the Alpujarra Almeriense. I was particularly attracted to this lane in Laujar de Andarax, the centre of the wine producing area of the Alpujarra. The narrow lane with its old buildings looking across the valley of the Rio Andarax towards the Sierras reminded me of the Albaicin in Granada. Even the cat posed obligingly.

The image size is 350mm x 250mm.
The original painting is for sale for 150 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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Girl with Cat

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Niña con Gato

This is a pastel portrait of my 11 year old granddaughter Ellie. She has just been to stay with me for a week and I took the opportunity to create this portrait in pastels. I drew her holding my cat Tilly. The cat has been with me for 14 years and has made cameo appearances in many of my paintings. I wanted her to pose holding the cat as it tells a story more than just a formal portrait.

The medium is pastel

The image size is 500mm x 320mm.
The original painting is not for sale.
PRINTS. Superb quality, limited edition (1-100) signed prints on Canson Infinity Arches Aquarelle paper, 310gm, are available for same size 50 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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Ute’s Garden – Flowers and Pots

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Ute’s Garden – Flowers and Pots

Another painting of my neighbour, Ute’s garden. This time I have taken a wider view as I wanted to incorporate her colourful flowers and interesting pots into the composition of this patio. As usual one of her cats was lounging on a garden chair and I was happy to include it. I use Schmincke Horadam watercolours. The German manufacturers of the paints sent me a spot card of 35 new colours they have introduced to celebrate their 125th anniversary. The card comprises spots of the new pigments and I had great fun trying out some of the new pure colours, which this subject lends itself to, although most of the painting was done using my usual palette of colours.

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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A Country Lane in Spring, Las Hortichuelas

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A Country Lane in Spring

In this watercolour I wanted to capture the light and fresh colours of spring where I live.
Because we had some heavy rain in January and February the landscape Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata this spring has been remarkable for the colours of the wild flowers and the greens of the grasses. Hortichuelas is a small village just 2km inland from where I live in Las Negras. I deliberately did not overwork this painting or put much detail in as I was mainly interested in capturing the atmosphere of spring. It is not a very commercial subject and I painted it for my own pleasure but if you would like to obtain the original I will consider any offers.

The medium is watercolour

The image size is 350mm x 250mm.
The original painting is for sale – Make me an offer!.
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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A Corner in Ute’s Garden

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A corner of Ute’s Garden

My neighbour, Ute’s cottage garden is looking beautiful at the moment. With her green fingers and artistic eye she has created a charming Andalucian garden around her traditional cottage. She has also collected bits of old furniture to compliment the arrangements of her flowers and pots. In this corner an old Singer sewing machine table supports the flowerpots and alongside sits an old, metal chair which she recently bought in an antique shop in Almeria for 5 euros. I thought this would make a charming study for a watercolour. At the same time Paint and Draw magazine wanted another workshop article from me so a six page article on how I painted this plus the painting featured on the cover will appear in their May issue.

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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