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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Girl with Cat

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A Country Lane in Spring, Las Hortichuelas

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 … Continue reading

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A Corner in 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 … Continue reading

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