During the Summer months in Spain, a regular event is held in various towns throughout the country where artists are invited to participate in a competition called ‘Pintura Rapida’ or ‘Speed Painting’. This event is open to professional and amateur artists where they are to paint, in a given amount of time, either theContinue reading “Pintura Rapida – Speed Painting”
In a few weeks I shall be working, once again, with 2 wonderful artists here at Cortijo Las Salinas. Terre Cerridwyn will be flying all the way from California and Alice Mason will be zooming over from Brighton, UK. We shall be sharing a week of creative art, dance, nature walks, great food, lots ofContinue reading “A Retreat for the Creative Heart”
Having been a painter all my life, the most difficult thing about creating a painting is finding the inspiration to make an original and inspired work of art. After all without inspiration an artist has nothing. So as I walk with trepidation the relatively long distance from my kitchen where I make the brown nectarContinue reading “Where Does an Artist Find Inspiration ?”
The Spanish landscape around Cortijo Las Salinas has been a continual source of wonderment, with the everchanging vistas, the extremes of weather, and the sunsets and skies creating their own patterns and colour palettes for me to enjoy and paint. Here is a selection of some of the landscapes I have been painting recently…..
I found these mushrooms growing outside my studio. As I pulled one from the ground to take a closer look, the deep brown pigment sang to me as it floated into the air and disappeared. As I watched the spores float away I knew I wanted to capture them forever. I noticed the sienna powderContinue reading “Without this mushroom. . . .”