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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About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live in the little coastal village of Las Negras in the heart of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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