My Favourite Paintings – Puerta de Elvira, Granada

Puerto de Elvira

Puerto de Elvira

Another painting which has been praised by critics and artists but not popular with art buyers. This is a watercolor of the Puerta Elvira, Granada. This was the main gate to the old city during the centuries of Moorish occupation and leads into the old quarter of the Albaicin. I liked this composition and the colours but I don’t think many people associate with the subject. Art buyers want paintings from the Albaicin which include views of the Alhambra. For example today I have sold an original painting of a little placeta in the Albaicin with the Alhambra in the background to a collector in the USA.

If you click on the image it will enlarge.

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Fine Art America art contest – Nudes Only

Carmen

Carmen

This is the latest on line art contest that I have entered. Contestants may submit up to 5 works of art. Here are my 5 entries. Unlike the previous competition, which I won, voting is open to the general public not just members of Fine Art America. To vote for my pastel of Carmen above simply click on this link and when the page opens click on the vote button above the painting. http://fineartamerica.com/contests/nudes-only.html?tab=vote&artworkid=12758371 This painting of Carmen was the winner of the contest from 650 entries

La Rubia Con Los Ojos Azules

La Rubia Con Ojos Azules

Voters may vote for up to 10 works of art in the contest so, if you like all my paintings you can vote for all 5. To vote for La Rubia Con Ojos Azules click on this link. http://fineartamerica.com/contests/nudes-only.html?tab=vote&artworkid=12959799

Lily

Lily

I am entering these contests as a way of promoting my work and sharing it with more people. As I live in a small village in a remote corner of Spain I have few opportunities locally to show my work and when I do there are not many people about to view it. If you like my pastel of Lily above click on this link. http://fineartamerica.com/contests/nudes-only.html?tab=vote&artworkid=13056324

Irina nude

Irina nude

My pastel of Irina in a ballet dancing pose won the contest for painting of “Beautiful Ladies”. Above is another pastel of of the same model, Irina. If you like this figure study please vote on the following link. http://fineartamerica.com/contests/nudes-only.html?tab=vote&artworkid=13056324

La Roja

La Roja

Finally my pastel of La Roja. My earlier pastel figure studies have all been sold to collectors in different countries. These 5 paintings though are still for sale. If you like my painting of La Roja please click on this link. http://fineartamerica.com/contests/nudes-only.html?tab=vote&artworkid=5983006

If you have any problems with the links and voting please let mr know. All Enquiries – info@margaretmerry.com

Third win this year

Amanda

Amanda

My pastel study of Amanda has come first in the Fine Art America on line contest “Human Body and Form” out of 498 entries. This is my third win in one of their contests this year.

Figure study in watercolour

Figure study in watercolour

My Figure Study in Watercolour came third. I painted this a few years ago as an experiment but decided to concentrate on the medium of artist’s soft pastels for my figure studies.

The originals of both paintings were sold to collectors in the UK but I entered them in this competition because voting was restricted to members of FAA and I wanted to enter my more recent nudes in the contest “Nudes Only” in which voting is open to the general public. I will publicize this contest later today as voting has just started

My Favourite Paintings – Poppies at Las Hortichuelas

Poppies at Las Hortichuelas

Poppies at Las Hortichuelas

The third post in my series of favourite paintings which have been much admired but not sold. This is a painting of poppies in a field in front of the little village of Las Hortichuelas just up the road from Las Negras where I live. This time of year the wild poppies are in bloom adding splashes of deep red color to fresh greens and yellows of the spring countryside. I painted this watercolour three years ago but although I have sold a few prints of it and it has been viewed on line hundreds of times  I still have the original for sale. I guess as very few people visit Las Hortichuelas the scene lacks familiarity.

If you click on the image it will enlarge.

Enquiries – info@margaretmerry.com

My Favourite Paintings – La Fuente de San Pedro

La Fuente de San Pedro

La Fuente de San Pedro

Here is another in the series of favourite paintings that everyone likes but have not been commercially successful. I painted this watercolour of Maddy brushing her hair at the spring in San Pedro with her dog at her feet last year. It has been viewed hundreds of times on line and has received many very favourable comments from people, particularly other artists. It is a difficult subject to tackle successfully in the medium of watercolour which is why I think it has been admired but I still have the painting for sale and no prints have been sold either.

Many thanks for voting my painting of Irina the winner of the Fine Art America on line contest “Beautiful Woman Paintings” see previous post.

Irina – Beautiful Woman

Irina

Irina

La Celista came 4th in the on line contest for paintings – “Love Music”. You all seemed to like the painting but not many voted for it. Perhaps there was a problem with the link. I have entered this painting of Irina in the latest FAA on line contest for paintings of a “Beautiful Woman”.

Thanks everybody. This painting was the winner out of 379 entries.

http://fineartamerica.com/contests/beautiful-woman-paintings.html?tab=vote&artworkid=6093482

I painted this 18 months ago and it has been viewed several thousand times on line. I sold the original painting to a collector from the UK.

My Favourite Paintings – Rincon de Sacromonte

Rincon de Sacromonte

Rincon de Sacromonte

i have decided to occasionally showcase on this blog some of my paintings which have been your favourites but I have not sold the original and very few prints. These paintings have been viewed on line more than most of my work and have received many favorable comments from both critics and other artists.

The first up is this watercolour “Rincon de Saceomonte”. It is of the facades of some cave houses in the old gypsy quarter of Granada. I think it is one of my best captures of this lovely old city. My paintings and prints of Granada sell well, particularly views of the Alhambra, Plaza Nueva, Bib Rambla and the Albaicin. Possibly collectors looking to buy a painting of this lovely old city want a view that they recognize and can relate too and the subject of this work is too obscure but I think to is very evocative of this old quarter and I loved painting it

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