There are so many stories behind this painting, but I will keep them all locked in my memories. For you they are meaningless. For me they ARE this painting.
Ronda would be just an ordinary midsized city in the region of Malaga – if it wasn’t for this river and the eyeopener of a bridge connecting two parts of the town! Mindblowing when you stand on it and see to the ground, some 150meters under your feet…
From the distance we draw, scribbled and painted. 3 people, 3 different pictures.
Our trip ends soon and we are very sad to leave the country. We will be back!
Spent two nights in the house of the most hospitable stranger I ever met.
There was not much chance to paint because of the strong winds of the Atlantic Ocean, but I tried to catch the spontaneous movements of spraying water and waves and caught the rest with my waterresistant mobilephone.
The story of a painting: I need a canvas for my paintings, so I ask in a shop which sells art and stuff, where to buy blank paper. The owner helps me and in addition he gives me a huge sheet of expensive paper.
So I spend the rest of the morning until noon looking for the perfect spot that guarantees a nice motif in respect of this gift and the astonishing landscape.
I hope I can bring this painting safely home to finish it with care and patience – considering hand luggage and the following days on the road.. May the God of Art be with me.
We found Granada beautiful but very crowded. Easter might be one reason for all the people, with it’s processions all around the city.
I hiked up to alhambra (you dont necessarily need to pay money for a ticket) through the park – walking in the shadows of trees with birds that sing from every branch. Very contemplating! Then I rested on the hilltop and started to scribble for two hours. Starting to like this city.
Few international tourists, some locals enjoying the first weeks of sun. Very nice, but we will just stay a night and travel to the south asap.
Love to see (and paint) the Sierra Nevada and Alhambra, and Gibraltar and Cadiz….