This pastel study has just won first prize in the on line art contest – “Seductive”. There were 333 entries. It is one of my first figure studies in pastel and the original has been sold to a collector in Canada. I entered this painting, as I have already won art contests with seven other nudes in pastel and had not put this one in a contest before. To see more of my paintings of nudes go to www.paintingsofnudes.wordpress.com or http://margaret-merry.pixels.com/collections/the+nude+in+pastel
I have just finished these two paintings of St. Just in Roseland church in Cornwall which were commissioned by a collector in England. The paintings are watercolours – image size 40cm x 30cm.
Despite Brexit and the fall oil the value of the pound my paintings are still in demand in the UK but I have sold nothing to the USA since their election. Perhaps my American fans are still in shock.
The fourth time my pastel of this dancer has won first prize in an on line art contest. This one “Dance – any media” has just finished. There were 487 entries. I did not inform any friends of my entry nor solicit for votes so to win was a surprise. I did this painting four years ago and I sold the original to a collector in the UK but prints are available. If there are any dancers in the Almeria area who would like to pose for me please contact me.
My neighbour and yoga teacher, Candelaria asked me to paint portraits of her granddaughters, Alejandra and Maria. The medium is pastel which I prefer for portraits. I use Sennelier artists soft pastels on Sennelier pastel card. The original paintings are 50cm x 32cm.
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Sales of original paintings have been very few during July and the first part of August. I think I only sold a couple during this time. Summer visitors here rarely buy art and it is also a poor time for on line sales. As usual for the end of August sales have picked up during the last week. First I sold this watercolour to a couple from France visiting Las Negras.
A collector from the UK bought this watercolour of Sacromonte, Granada on line.
Mayte Beltran herself bought these watercolour studies of her Flamenco dancing at the Las Negras fiesta. She is staying in the village for a few days and called round our house. She is a charming young woman and of course I let her have the paintings for a very special price.
Finally another collector from the UK bought this nude in pastel, La Rubia on line.
My drawing, Seated Nude, has just won first prize in the FAA on line contest A Vintage Female Bottom. When I saw this contest I remembered this pastel which I painted about seven years ago. As I have not promoted any of my figure studies lately, and never this one, I thought I would enter it. The original was sold some years ago to a collector in Canada. If you would like to view more of my figure studies please look at www.paintingsofnudes.wordpress.com
My watercolour, Rincon de Bornos, has just won first prize in the on line art competition, Artist Of The Month for July. This is the second time I have entered a painting in this monthly contest – my painting Mediterranean Blue won in May. 125 artists from all over the world submitted a painting to this competition. Rincon de Bornos is a painting of a corner of a patio in the converted old mill of Bornos above the village of Las Negras near my home. A lovely subject to paint with many different tectures, the stone walls, metal bike and chimney, wooden doors and the plants. Lovely colours too and typical Mediterranean plants – vines, cacti, succulents and geraniums. I used a free, sketchy style of watercolour painting for this work.
The original painting is for sale for 110 euros.
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