Friday, 14 October 2011

Postcard From Granada



It's such a treat receiving cards from unexpected parts of the world.  Robyn had a recent trip to Granada Spain, and I get to be the lucky recipient of the card painted while she was there!

This is the Alcazaba military area of the Alhambra as viewed from Robyn's rooftop.  Robyn had to climb a steep ladder to get to it.  Given how much I hate ladders and easily suffer vertigo I'm especially grateful! 

I am not sure what time of day this was done but it's bright sky and hot!   Great colours and shadow work and I love all the lushness of the foliage contrasting against the imposing architecture.

Thanks Robyn - it's beautiful!

10 comments:

Papierflieger said...

Indeed a very nice card of a famous place, in the typical Spanish colours.

Bridget Hunter said...

I think this composition is especially good - looking slightly up at the building - and Robyn risks life and limb to get a view she likes - a true artist !!

Albrecht Rissler said...

Especially tis beautiful card, like many other ones in this great project frustrating me because it tells me where I haven't been yet.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I've always wanted to see the Alahambra! Wish I'd been there with you Robyn....

Robyn Sinclair said...

Thank you all. I think this was one of my better days. It was early in the morning before I had time to think of other things to put off having a go.

Katherine, I want to go back. Name a date! I could spend a week there.

Desiree said...

Beautiful, what a wonderful painting! I have to appreciate Robyns effort in plein air painting! I would love to paint here too!

Cathy Gatland said...

Oh, I want to join you too if you go back (I can always dream!) - love the colours, shapes and shadows, its a lovely painting!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

A very impressive building robyn and you've captured its majestic forms beautifully...but don't you always, whether in Tscany or Granada!
Ronelle

vivien said...

Robyn this is great, I too like the low viewpoint

Pat said...

I will dream too, count me in on the trip. Lovely painting Robyn.

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