Fresh Fig Leaves

Pastoral scene

The Poniente wind is howling again and for the second time this week we are on yellow alert for gales. April is always a changeable month in Spain and this year has been typical, although we have had very little rain. Despite the wind, we enjoyed a walk this morning near Cortijo de Montano and saw these shepherds with their donkey and flock of sheep and goats. A typical Andalucian pastoral scene.

Fresh fig leaves

The countryside is changing too and some of the pretty wild flowers we have been describing in the previous weeks are past their best. However, the poppies are at their peak and the roadside verges are colourful with flowering plants. The almond trees have lost their blossom and are now in full leaf while the fig trees, so bare in winter, have just joined them in sprouting their fresh foliage.



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 pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. 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 portraiture and 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 Fresh Fig Leaves

  1. intergenerational says:

    Nice colors in pics, sharp and vibrant

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