When I lived in Las Negras I used to give lessons in watercolour to a few individual enthusiasts. Yesterday one of my old students, Helena from Rodalquilar and Barcelona, drove up from the Cabo de Gata to Alhabia for the first lesson in my new home. In Las Negras I conducted the classes in our villa but giving instruction in my garden under the shade of the trees was much more enjoyable and Helena is coming back for another session next week.
My pastel of my granddaughter Ellie and cat Tilly has won the FAA on line art competition – Women Painters – Artist of the Month June 2017.
Here is the link to buy Issue 9 of Paint and Draw magazine. The cover features a painting I did of my neighbour, Ute’s garden. Inside is a six page article, written by me , on how I constructed the painting. There is also a two page article by me on mixing greens which I have illustrated with a painting of St. Just in Roseland church.
This pastel of La Isleta is the subject of a workshop article I was commissioned to write for Paint and Draw magazine. The article features in the May issue which is on sale now. It appears on page 78 and covers six pages with description and photos of how I constructed the painting. The original pastel was bought by a couple for a villa in Desert Springs, Almeria.
Here is the link to the magazine
I sold these three watercolours last week to a collector in the UK who owns a holiday property in Vera, Almeria. They wanted a few original paintings of the area to hang in their English home to remind them of Spain. This watercolour above of the Alhambra painted in the autumn is very evocative of Granada, a city which they visit regularly and where they go to ski in the Sierra Nevada.
This next painting of Las Negras is a view I see every day and I think is great image of the coast of Algeria and in particular of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata.
Finally they chose this street scene in Almeria city. I was very pleased about this sale because I love painting the streets and corners of the old city but I do not think it is a very commercial subject. The three paintings are very different images of Andalucia but make a nice contrast and epitomise the region.
Issue 6 of paint and draw magazine is now on sale. It features two, one page bitesize articles by me using these watercolours as illustrations. The painting of the Blue Door I used for explaining how to paint shadows.
This watercolour of St. Just – in – Roseland church I used to illustrate how to mix greens.
You can subscribe to the magazine on the following link – https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/design/paint-and-draw-magazine-subscription/
Issue 5 of Paint and Draw magazine is now on sale. It includes a six page article by me on page 72 titled “Create harmony with light” illustrating how to construct and paint a street scene in watercolour. The painting featured is one of Granada and the article includes photos of the various stages of the painting as well as my instruction text.
Here is the web site of the magazine – https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/…/paint-and-draw-ma…/
Above is the featured painting