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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Village Street with Cats, Hortichuelas

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Village street with cats

Hortichuelas is a little village just 2km inland from where I live in Las Negras on the coast. Earlier this week I walked around the village looking for rural scenes with wild flowers to paint but I found this composition in the “main street” with the flower pots and village cats and, although I do not think it is a very commercial subject, I wanted to paint it. This watercolour does not have a lot of detail and did not take me too long but I am happy with the result. If you would like to obtain it please just make me an offer to consider.

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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La Ermita Del Fraile

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La Ermita del Fraile

I visited Cortijo del Fraile last week and was pleased to find that some restoration work to preserve the old Ermita has been done by the owners and the bell tower is no longer about to collapse. There has been a battle going on for some years between the Junta de Andalucia and the Ayuntamiento de Nijar against the large agricultural corporation which owns the property, about whom should pay for the restoration of this historic building. It was built in the 18th Century for the Dominican friars of Almeria but is better known as the location of the real-life double murder in 1928 known as the crime of Nijar which inspired the poet Federico Garcia Lorca to write his famous drama, ‘Blood Wedding’.
La Ermita del Fraile is located in the heart of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata not far from where I live In las Negras so I have walked around here many times but I have not been inspired to paint this old building before. On this occasion though the light and colours were superb, the horses tethered outside added life to the scene and the ermita itself looked particularly attractive and interesting to draw. I selected this view to paint from as I wanted to include the eucalyptus trees and part of the ploughed field in the foreground to provide different shapes and textures. Which I think makes a more interesting composition than only including the church in the painting.

The medium is watercolour

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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La Isleta Del Moro

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La Isleta del Moro

The British couple, who  commissioned my recent pastel of Las Negras for their villa in Desert Springs, asked for another Almerian coastal scene to hang with it in the same room so I painted this view of La Isleta del Moro for them. Fortunately the light last week was similar to that when I painted their pastel of Las Negras a few weeks ago so the paintings make a good pair.

Paint and Draw magazine asked me to write another workshop article for them so I have done this describing how I created this painting illustrating it with photos of the various stages. I think this will be published in next month’s issue.

The image size of the painting is 50cm x 32cm and I used Sennelier artist’s soft pastels on Sennelier pastel card.

All enquiries: mmerry44@ymail.com

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Daisy and her puppies – First day of life

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Daisy and her puppies

We took many photos of Daisy and her puppies the day they were born but it would be almost impossible to capture a photo of her with all four puppies neatly composed so I painted them. This work is for us so the original painting is not for sale but prints and products of the image are available.

Medium: acrylic on canvas

Image size: 40cm x 30cm

Prints available from ourselves and also, plus other products, from Fine Art America and Red Bubble –

http://margaret-merry.pixels.com – http://www.redbubble.com/people/margaretmerry?asc=u

Enquiries mmerry44@ymail.com

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