Mountain Village, La Alpujarra,... by Bob Maddox

Mountain Village, La Alpujarra, Andalucia.

Pastel on paper.
This is Castaras, a remote mountain village in La Alpujarra, Andalucia where I am lucky enough to live.
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Bob MaddoxHello out there!
I started painting in 2005 after moving from England to Spain with Belinda. After wasting vast quantities of watercolours, acrylics and oils, I eventually discovered soft pastels. Deep Joy!
Most of my work is taken from the landscape, villages and people of the Alpujarra - a remote and stunningly beautiful region of Andalucia, Spain. We lived for 8 years in Yegen, a small mountain village set on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada.
My friend here is Chico...a Supermule.
Since returning to the UK, I'm now on the look-out for the startling and unusual in our own landscape.
Keep painting and bring a little more beauty into this frantic world. God bless all.
I didn't find this one easy to paint but feel my reference material let me down as I didn't have enough detail to understand full and it was probably a mistake...
Animals are difficult and i is important to have sufficient reference shots to give the correct physical characteristics. I think you did a great job on them... view answer
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