Monday, September 16, 2013

Granada's old town

Granada's old town, watercolor 56 x 33 cm
Scenes like this one, with clusters of houses, have always seemed too complex and intimidating to me. I wanted to challenge myself to try and simplify the view. I was a bit too shy with the values, so the whole painting came out too pale, but it is a step in the right direction....

14 comments:

INA JACOBSEN said...

Muy bonita la ciudad de Granada y tu pintura.

Mercedes Ares said...

Hola Blaga: Una hermosa acuarela, delicada en colores y una bella visión!! Saludos

Tito said...

Ciao Blaga, un soggetto difficile che, secondo me, hai saputo dipingere con personalità e con una buona scelta dei colori. Un ottima prova di pittura ad acquerello. Abbraccio.

Jane said...

Very well painted, no sign of cluster here , a difficult task but perfectly solved , lovely view of the city.

Christine said...

Que Grenade est belle sous tes pinceaux, c'est une aquarelle très délicate.

Lydie said...

What a great challenge !!! beautiful result :)

Polly Birchall said...

Wow, this is brilliant. So complicated. Well done

Blaga said...

Muchas gracias, Ina y Mercedes, estoy muy contento de que te guste

Thank you for your nice words, Tito! Your marvellous depictions of lake Como and the towns on its shores gave me the courage to try this. Although, my attempt is still quite tentative and insecure

Thank you, Jane! I wish I went stronger with the shadows, to make the white houses pop more.

Merci, Christine, pour tes très belles paroles

Thank you, Lydie!
Thank you, Polly!

Jean Lurssen said...

It's easy to add darks rather than have to lighten a watercolor. This was quite a challenge and you did it well.

Judy said...

I almost missed this one, I am so behind with looking at blogs, sorry! I love scenes like this with so many houses and they are intimidating to me too. So well done, Blaga, first of all to take on the challenge and second a great result!

Blaga said...

Jean and Judy, thank you both for your encouraging words!

Rita Vaselli said...

A landscape difficult for the subject itself, but you, dear Blaga, have painted ​​with beautiful light and rich color, with great poetry!

Blaga said...

Thank you, Ritta, for your very flattering comment!

renate said...

Dear Blaga:) This is a great step in the good direction. Beautiful painted. I'm sure it was difficult but you did a great job. I love all those little roofs. Very nice Blaga. I love your subjects lately:)xx