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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Published August 3, 2013
Tags: Almeria, Andalucia, Artist in Spain, exhibition, gallery, home, Las Negras, Margaret Merry, paintings, pastel, Spain, watercolor, watercolour
Paintings in my living room
I have plenty of space to hang paintings in our new home – http://countryhouseinspain.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/we-have-moved-again/
and I have made a start with a gallery of some of my work in the living room. I used the Newly hanging and display system as it is flexible and avoids damage to walls caused by drilling lots of holes for hooks. It comprises a hanging rail which is fixed to the wall just below the ceiling; from this drop perlon suspender cables which can be slid along the rail to the required position. Onto the cables special hooks for hanging the paintings are threaded in and these are simply locked on the cables at the desired height. I do not know where this system can be bought in Spain but I obtained it from Lion Picture Framing Supplies in the UK www.lionpic.co.uk
who will export.
The church at the salt flats. My latest watercolour also available as a print
Our printer expired a couple of weeks ago. The tecnico told us it was uneconomical to repair. For our limited edition prints it essential that we have a top quality inkjet printer so we have purchased a Canon Pixma Pro1. Not an expense we want at the moment but necessary as the prints sell well and we have an urgent order from a gallery in Granada to fulfill. Like our last printer the new one uses 11 colours and the inks are light fast.
Pastels also make good prints
I sell more original paintings on line than prints which puzzles us. Locally I sell few original paintings but my prints are very popular here. We think it is because when people can see their quality and how similar they are to the originals they realise that they are a good buy.
This oil painting of Los Genoveses prints well
This is the digital equivalent of the paper I use for my watercolours. I also sign and number them. As I scan or photograph all my original work the range of prints we can offer is great.
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Bridge over the Rio Darro
I have sold these three paintings of Granada this week. The city is always a popular subject as it is so well known, visited by millions of tourists and home to thousands of international students while studying at its universities.
Plaza Nueva and Santa Ana church
The city is about two hours drive away but I visit it regularly because it is always a source of inspiration as there are so many subjects to paint in the old Moorish quarters of the Albaicin and Sacromonte and also in the magnificent avenues and squares of the proconquest city.
The best times to paint Granada are in the Spring and Autumn because of the light and colours are at their best. In high summer the light is hazy and in midwinter the trees are bare and the shadows long.