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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Outstanding pastel.
Regards, Brian
10 months ago
Bob absolutely beautiful pastel painting your village is stunning what a privilege to live there gorgeous colours love it regards Maureen Smurthwaite
7 months
Lucky you! The stillness of the heat of the day is tangible. I love the composition which shows so well how the village nestles into the scenery.
6 months
Beautiful pigments and structure for these buildings, the church looks prominent and along with the mountain too, an excellent composition Bob, well done!
6 months
Wow beautifully rendered, you have done your home justice.
5 months
Great painting, so impressionistic...very well done
5 months
Who would have guessed that adding those pinks and blues would bring in so much emotion?
4 months
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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.
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