Sunday, 19 April 2009

Mallorca pictures

Lighthouse on Cap Gros, looking across the mouth of Port de Sóller towards Torre Picada, intermittent rain, 8th April, lunchtime. 

Hills southeast of Port de Sóller, overcast morning, 9th April.

Evening light on mountaintops near Biniaraíx, 10th April. No rain!

Sunset seen looking over Fornalutx and Sóller towards Teix peak, 10th April.

On Saturday 11th the weather was too nice to sit around painting. We walked from Fornalutx to Sóller, via a hill path and Biniaraíx. Sunday I struggled to paint olive trees with an orange grove in the distance - bah!

As for monday . . .

The rain and I wrestled over this painting, and the rain won. I developed a taste for it, so from now on I’ll paint in the shower. Mountains east of Fornalutx in a downpour, noon on 13th April. 

All of the above are acrylic on paper.

A baby olive tree in the sun, late morning on the 14th of April. Pen drawing, then acrylic colour. I did no more painting for the rest of the holiday, just occasional sketched notes as we walked in warm sunshine.

Bo did a couple of lovely watercolours on the trip, above the lighthouse on Cap Gros, 8 April, and below a painting of the same little lemon tree as my drawing above, 14th April.

Above is a drawing of the lighthouse by Peggy, and below a tree in the rain at the same location.

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