I have sold and sent original paintings to collectors from all over the world, even from places as far away as Alaska and Australia but today, for the first time, I sold two watercolours to a collector from China. Tomorrow morning they will be on their way to Beijing.
I have just won first prize in two more art contests. First my watercolour of St Just in Roseland wom first prize in the international, on line art contest Church Themes in March. There were 625 images submitted.
Secondly my painting of San Bartolomé, Albaicin, Granada won first prize in the competition, Hotshot Artist of the Month, March 2018. Entries were restricted to watercolours and there were 356 submitted.
WINNER OF CONTEST ‘PAINTINGS OF WOMEN FOR MARCH 2018’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY’.
My pastel of this women from Terque demonstrating the ancient art of mimbre with esparto grass has won first prize in this international on line art contest for Women’s Day. There were 153 entries.
The original pastel is for sale for 250 euros.
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This watercolour, Tiendas en la Albaicin, has won first prize in the Fine Art America on line art competition, “People in the city in watercolour” (Feb 2018). I painted it in 2015 and the original painting was bought by a collector in Ireland.
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.
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