The Alhambra from Sacromonte

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The Alhambra from Sacromonte

I like this view of the Alhambra from Sacromonte in Granada. Although the peaks of the Sierra Nevada do not provide a snowy backdrop to the castle and palace, the different trees provide a colourful foreground, particularly in autumn when this was painted. A lovely subject for watercolour.

The medium is watercolourThe image size is 350mm x 250mm.
The original painting has been SOLD to a collector in the UK.
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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Cuesta Chapiz

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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.
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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San Bartolomé, Albaicin

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San Bartolomé, Albaicin

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
All enquiries: mmerry44@ymail.com

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The Alhambra from Sacromonte

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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
All enquiries: mmerry44@ymail.com

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San Luis, Sacromonte

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San Luis

I last painted this seen of the old church of San Luis and the aljibe in Sacromonte, Granada five years ago. That painting was quickly sold but the image is still on line and it has been viewed thousands of times. I decided to paint it again and found that little had changed in five years although the house on the left has been restored. I saw a painting of the same view by the British painter, George Apperley, who lived in Granada during the 1920s. He lived in a Carmen by the Plaza San Nicolas and painted many scenes from the Albaicin and Sacromonte which were similar compositions to my current works. The only differences between his view and mine, in almost a hundred years, is that the houses are in better condition but the church has decayed.

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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Carmen de la Media Luna

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Carmen de la Media Luna

The grand houses of the old quarter of Granada, the Albaicin are called Carmens. These lovely buildings are usually surrounded by beautiful gardens hidden by high walls and have superb views of the Alhambra on the opposite hill. Most carmens are private houses and you cannot enter their gardens to paint them. This carmen, La Media Luna, in the Placeta Nevot though makes a perfect composition from the corner of the square with the lovely building rising above the walls , the tall trees in the garden and the vigorous climbing plants over the entrance.

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
All enquiries: mmerry44@ymail.com

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San Bartolomé

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San Bartolomé

After the Christian reconquest, many lovely churches were built in Granada. Some, like San Bartolomé in the upper part of the Albaicin, stand on the site of old mosques. This scene looking across to the church along one of the narrow cobbled streets of Sacromonte makes a perfect composition.

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
All enquiries: mmerry44@ymail.com

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