Women Portrait Contest

My first nude in pastel

My first nude in pastel

I keep entering these on line competitions to try to get more recognition for my paintings. I have won eight so far this year. For this competition – “Women Portait Contest” I have entered my first Nude in Pastel drawing which I did 4 years ago. The original was sold via Saatchi to a collector in the USA. If you like the painting please also vote for it by clicking the link below and then the vote button.

http://fineartamerica.com/contests/women-portrait-contest.html?tab=vote&artworkid=1749524

Won the competition with this painting. My ninth win so far this year.

Plaza Bib Rambla

Plaza Bib Rambla, Granada

Plaza Bib Rambla, Granada

I was asked to select ony of my watercolours for the on line contest “Your Very Best Watercolour” and chose this recent painting of Plaza Bib Rambla, Granada. Previously I always painted this square looking the opposite way to feature the Cathedral tower and with the light behind me and from what I have seen of other paintings this is the standard, popular aspect. Here though I am looking away from the Cathedral to the bottom of the square and into the light. What attracted me, apart from the beautiful buildings and autumn colors, was the interesting shadows cast by the low November sun which added interest to the composition.

Winner of the competition

http://fineartamerica.com/contests/your-very-best-watercolour.html?tab=vote&artworkid=13449588

and then the vote button. Members of the public are allowed to vote. I have noted that many of my followers “like” my contest posts on facebook but do not vote so please, if you like the painting, this time vote.

If you click on the image it will enlarge.

The original painting is for sale.

All enquiries: mmerry44@ymail.com

Ist International Watercolour Competition

La Fuente de San Pedro

La Fuente de San Pedro

My painting, La Fuente de San Pedro, has just won 1st prize in this on line competition. Only one entry was permitted per artist and I chose to submit this one because it is an unusual subject and a difficult one to reprouce in watercolour. This is my seventh art competition win so far this year.

The original painting is for sale for 200 euros.

If you click on the image it will enlarge.

All enquiries: mmerry44@ymail.com

Women Empowering Paintings

La Pastora

La Pastora

This is the title of a new on line art competition. I thought this watercolour of Rosa, La Pastora a suitable entry for the title. Approaching 80, Rosa still walks her flock of sheep and goats over the Estepa of Fernán Pérez near my home in Las Negras. To vote for La Pastora click on the link below and then the vote button.

http://fineartamerica.com/contests/women-empowering-paintings.html?tab=vote&artworkid=6691574

Dancers – Paintings and Drawings

Before The Class

Before The Class

This pastel, Before The Class, has just won the on line art competition “Dancers – Paintings and Drawings”. It is my six contest win this year. i did not publicise this contest on Facebook as I wanted to see how I would do without publicity.

The original painting is for sale.

Enquities: mmerry44@ymail.com

Inspired By Spain

La Plaza Nueva, Granada

La Plaza Nueva, Granada

Another FAA in line art contest which I have had to enter as the title is “Inspired By Spain”. Artists are allowed to submit four images. It was difficult for me to choose but I decided to vary the subjects. First a city scene – The Plaza Nueva in Granada. I always love painting this vibrant square. The contest is open to voting by the public and you can vote for more than one image. To vote for this painting go to http://fineartamerica.com/contests/inspired-by-spain.html?tab=vote&artworkid=14014945 and click on the vote button. This painting won the contest, my 5th win this year.

Flamenco Dancer with Shawl

Flamenco Dancer with Shawl

I thought I would include a pastel and figurative art so I entered this painting of Mayte Beltran dancing Flamenco outside La Bodega in Las Negras – Flamenco Dancer With Shawl. A very Spanish image. To vote for her go to http://fineartamerica.com/contests/inspired-by-spain.html?tab=vote&artworkid=7943556 and click on the vote button.

This painting came third in the contest.

Por La Playa, Las Negras

Por La Playa, Las Engross

I thought I should add a coastal scene which is also from my home village. Por La Playa, Las Negras is a watercolour depicting boats on the beach in the morning light. To vote for this painting go to http://fineartamerica.com/contests/inspired-by-spain.html?tab=vote&artworkid=8955535 and click on the vote button.

An Andalucian Patio

An Andalucian Patio

Finally a painting of a totally different subject – an Andalucian Patio. it is my neighbour, Ute’s cottage and I love painting her garden and terraces. To vote for this watercolour go to http://fineartamerica.com/contests/inspired-by-spain.html?tab=vote&artworkid=8194371 and click on the vote button.

Thanks for all your support. Enquiries – mmerry44@ymail.com

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