November sunshine in El Playazo



This afternoon we walked through El Valle de Rodalquilar down to El Playazo beach. The light was remarkable. Yesterday the sea was a vivid ultramarine but today it was a deep turquoise.


Daisy posing by the rock pools

At the end of the beach, from the rock pools, the views out over the calm sea were stunning.


Looking back to the beach from the rock pools

So were the views looking back to the beach and mountains.


Pristine sand and a calm sea

The sand was pristine and the sea calm which is unusual for this time of year when the wind can pick up in the afternoon.


Palm trees and mountains

Walking back up the valley the palm trees made dramatic images in to the light against the backdrop of mountains.


Dramatic colours and light

The shadows and colours produced by the low, winter sun are dramatic.


A final view looking back to the coast

The olive trees also form interesting shapes in this light. Here is one last view looking back to the beach


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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2 Responses to November sunshine in El Playazo

  1. Pingback: November sunshine – El Playazo | Colours of Spain

  2. Moira McRae says:

    Fabulous photos – as ever. Can’t wait till the end of January to be back. Hope you are both well.xx

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