Selling paintings to Britain

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St. Just in Roseland

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.

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St Just in Roseland

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.

Enquiries mmerry44@ymail.com

 

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Irina – Winner of the latest FAA on line art contest – Dance any media.

 

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Irina

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.

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Las Nietas de Candelaria

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Alejandra

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Maria

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.

If you are interested in commissioning a portrait please contact me – mmerry44@ymail.com

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Paintings sold during the last week

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Boats at Las Negras

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.

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Sacromonte, Granada

A collector from the UK bought this watercolour of  Sacromonte, Granada on line.

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Mayte Beltran – Flamenco with shawl

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Mayte Beltran in Red and Black

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.

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La Rubia

Finally another collector from the UK bought this nude in pastel, La Rubia on line.

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A Vintage Female Bottom

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Seated Nude

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

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Artist of the Month – again

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Rincon de Bornos

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.

All enquiries mmerry44@ymail.com

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Romance in Granada

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La Iglesia de Santa Ana

After recently selling two paintings of Granada to couples who spent their honeymoon there, I have just sold three more to a couple from Ireland who were married there two weeks ago. The painting above of Iglesia Santa Ana was an obvious choice as they were married tin this lovely church in the Plaza Nueva.

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Shops in the Albaicin

The other two paintings are very different. The collectors did not want the more commercial views of the Granada and the Alhambra but instead chose two paintings which they thought captured the essence of the city. This colourful street scene of shops in the Albaicin was one.

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Rincon de Sacromonte

The third painting was this watercolour of a corner in the old gypsy quarter, Sacromonte. This is one of my most aclaimed and admired watercolours of Granada but, because the subject is not very commercial, it has taken a while to find a buyer.

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