La Pastora

La Pastora

The Shepherdess. She passes near our house with her flock several days a week. She likes a chat but her strong local dialect is difficult to comprehend and her conversation limited. She thanked Digby profusely this morning for taking her photo. This afternoon we saw her again as she returned to collect a new born kid and its mother. We gave her a large print of this photo and she was quite overwhelmed.

Some of her flock

Here are some of her flock.

Las Negras this morning

Later this morning we went to Las Negras.

Not many tourists

The village was looking its prettiest with the buildings dazzling white in the bright sunshine, but there were hardly any tourists about, despite the lovely weather.

The sea at Las Negras

Mid week in November is not the busiest time.

Boats and a bar

We walked the length of the beach before returning for a drink and tapas on the terrace of one of the bars.

If you click on the photos they will enlarge.

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About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live in the little coastal village of Las Negras in the heart of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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One Response to La Pastora

  1. Angela Bell says:

    Lovely photo,full of character and she looks happy!

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