Published December 5, 2014
Tags: acrylics, Almeria, Andalucia, art, Artist in Spain, artists in Spain, by Margaret Merry, cabo de Gata, exhibition, Las Negras
Looking at the paintings
This evening we launched my little exhibition of paintings at the Hotel Cala Grande. in Las Negras
Lorenzo looking pensive
It was very quiet at the hotel this weekend but friends in the village turned up to support me.
Enjoying the refreshment
The hotel laid on some excellent wine and snacks of tortilla, jamon and tomato.
Before we left Digby took this photo of most of the group who came. Everybody seemed to enjoy the social aspect and admired my work and I did sell enough bits and pieces to cover the hospitality laid on by the hotel.,
Published November 30, 2014
Tags: acrylics, Almeria, Andalucia, Artist in Spain, artists in Spain, exhibition, Las Negras, paintings, pastel, prints, Spain, watercolour
Over Christmas and the New Year I will be exhibiting some of my latest paintings in the conference room of the Hotel Cala Grande in Las Negras. As well as original paintings in acrylics, watercolor and pastel I will also have a large selection of prints of my work. This Friday, 5th December, you are all invited to join me at 19:00 for a glass of wine to launch the exhibition.
Published November 30, 2014
Tags: Almeria, Andalucia, art, Artist in Spain, artists in Spain, ballet, Granada, nude, pastel, Spain
Studies of a ballet dancer
I have just sold this pastel of studies of a Ballet Dancer to a collector in the USA. I also recently sold another pastel of the same dancer, Irina – http://margaretmerrypaintings.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/irina/ which went to a collector in the UK. Two more recent paintings of Irina can be seen on my paintings blog – http://margaretmerrypaintings.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/irina-in-acrylics/ and http://margaretmerrypaintings.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/nude-in-pastel-irina/
Last week this pastel study of a nude, Amanda was sold to a collector in the UK.
Santa Ana Church, Granada
I have also sold a couple of watercolours of Granada this month. One of them is this painting of Santa Ana Church.
Published August 31, 2014
Tags: Almeria, Andalucia, Artist in Spain, artists in Spain, ballet, by Margaret Merry, dancers, exhibition, female nude, figure study, Las Negras, nudes in pastel, portraits, Rodalquilar
From the 1st-15th of September I am exhibiting a selection of my work in the gallery adjoining the Tourist Information Centre in Rodalquilar. If you are nearby please call in. The paintings are in watercolors, pastel and acrylics and the subjects varied. The information Centre is open every day from 1000-1400 and 1800-2000.
Julio, Cerro Negro
Also Digby has photographic portraits on display in Bar Cerro Negro, Las Negras. All the photos were taken in the village. The one above is of the landlord, Julio.
I have sold these two pastel paintings on line during the last couple of weeks.
Nude in pastel
The ballet dancer has gone to the UK and the nude portrait to the USA.
La Fuente de San Pedro
I post some of my paintings on Fine Art America. Although there are over seven million works of art displayed on this site my work does get seen and they sell prints which they produce and pay the artist a commission. Last week I had four print sales through them but this is unusually high. The above piece has been much admired as you can see from the comments when you open the picture. My profile page is http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/margaret-merry.html
Calle Victoria, Granada
Print of well known subjects sell best, for example this scene from Granada, but I do not expect to earn an income from my reproduction commission.
Pastel study of a nude
I find the greatest benefit from Fine Art America is that they refer people who are interested in original paintings direct to the artist and do not charge commission. I have sold paintings to all corners of the globe through FAA. This nude in pastel is one of them and currently lives with its new owner in Canada.
Alongside the Rio Darro
I usually post all my paintings on http://margaretmerrypaintings.wordpress.com
but these two are recent commissions. The painting above is of the narrow street running alongside the Rio Darro in the Albaicin, Granada. The buyer admired a painting by me of this view that has been sold. This one is of a similar view.
Clifton Suspension Bridge
Likewise this painting of the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol was requested by a client who had seen a previous painting by me.
Published October 26, 2013
Tags: cathedral, Cornwall, exhibition, Malpas, paintings, prints, river, Truro, watercolor, watercolours
I have recently completed three watercolour paintings of Cornwall.They will be exhibited in the Christmas exhibition at the Lander Gallery, Lemon Street, Truro which runs from mid November until mid January.
It is over 10 years since I last painted these scenes. I think my style has changed a little since then. I hope they are appreciated as much as my previous paintings of the County.
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