December light

Boats on Las Negras beach

Boats on Las Negras beach

A storm passed over Las Negras last night but this morning we were greeted by a clear blue sky. The light was incredibly sharp and the Mediterranean a deep blue. The horizon looked as it had been cut with a knife. The photo above is of Las Negras beach this morning.

El Playazo de Rodalquilar

El Playazo de Rodalquilar

This afternoon at El Playazo the light and colors were still intense. Because of the filming of Lejos del Mar we had to park inland by the old castle and walk to the far end of the beach. You can see the film set in the distance in the photo above.

La Noria

La Noria

Above is a photo of the restored waterwheel behind the beach with fig, palm and olive trees.

Olive trees in El Valle de Rodalquilar

Olive trees in El Valle de Rodalquilar

Looking inland into the light you can see the effect of the rain has had on turning the landscape green. The old olive trees make the scene quite dramatic.

Daisy on the beach

Daisy on the beach

Daisy is 10 weeks old today and has already learned to enjoy the pleasures of the beach.

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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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2 Responses to December light

  1. Angela Bell says:

    It looks so different when it greens up,lovely photos as usual!

  2. Your Daisy is a lucky dog !

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