Monday, August 19, 2013

Gates of Anadalucia 3


Gates of Andalucia, watercolor, 40 x 24 cm
Continuing with a previous subject. It is apparent that I was quite impressed by the doors and gates in Granada and the Anadalucian villages I visited and I took  many photos of them.

The little sketch below was the only successful one I managed to do without a pencil drawing - not an easy task when doing geometric shapes. At least for me straight lines are a challenge. I've always admired watching some artists just running the brush through the paining, creating a perfect straight line. It takes skill, a steady hand and lots of guts...
Andalucian door, watercolor sketch

9 comments:

Polly Birchall said...

These are lovely paintings. Great textures too. What lovely memories of your visit

Judy said...

I admire your steady hand painting that door without pencil lines! These gates are such a lovely subject, and so beautifully painted, Blaga! I enjoy the series!

Rita Vaselli said...

I admire your perseverance in developing the travel memories, creating after each trip a magnificent collection of artistic memories! Congratulations on the beautiful doors, with or without design! They have strong presence and atmosphere!
See the firm hand with which the masters do things for me is always something extraordinary ... Their advice is to try to do just lines (vertical and horizontal parallel) to get the professional hand. But I have not yet done!

Mercedes Ares said...

Blaga: Tus trabajos son excelentes, con lineas depuradas y coloresarmónicos, preciosos!!!! Felicitaciones

Blaga said...

Thank you, Polly, Judy, Rita and Mercedes for your nice words and encouraging feedback!

Sharon Whitley said...

what wonderful paintings of the buildings you have seen, I admire you painting all those arches in previous posts!

Christine said...

Bravo pour toute cette série andalouse. Je retrouve la chaleur et la lumière de mes vacances là-bas. J'aime beaucoup le travail sur Cordoue.

Mari Jose Molina said...

Las puertas son fantásticas, Andalucía es maravillosa y has sabido captarla estupendamente, felicitaciones!

Blaga said...

Thank you, Sharon, Christine and Mari! I am glad if I managed to bring some of the atmosphere of these places to you