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Inspire Me Thursday – Spain

This week’s prompt on Inspire Me Thursday is “Spain”.  Having never had the opportunity to visit Spain, this was a tricky one for me – I was forced to resort to Google.

I typed “Spain scenery” into Google, and this is the first image that I really loved:

Scenery Near Arro, Ainsa, Spain
Scenery Near Arro, Ainsa, Spain

This photograph was taken by Graham Pritchard.  You can see some of his other photographs here.

I used this photograph as inspiration to paint a watercolour of this beautiful scenery.

Scenery Near Arro
Scenery Near Arro

As you can see, the painting is not exactly the same as the photograph – I used the photo as a jumping-off point, and let the painting develop in whatever directions felt right to me.

7 thoughts on “Inspire Me Thursday – Spain

  1. Your painting is fabulous! And the photos is FABULOUS as well… I’m a sucker for mountains! I want to see them in person one day – I live in flat Florida (no hills or mountains here). One day… 🙂

  2. I love your painting and particularly the wonderful tall trees. Great idea to find a photo to copy…it would be fun to find out who took it!

  3. I’ve never been to Spain, either, but when I first saw that photo, I thought, ‘That should be a painting’–and you’ve done it!

    I Googled ‘grpr1964’, who is a geologist with lots of stunning photos online (and apparently a Douglas Adams fan–interested in ‘life, the universe and everything’ with a fondness for the number 42). No profile available to tell us more.

  4. I was able to contact “grpr1964”, and found his real name is Graham Pritchard. He was kind enough to give me permission to use his photograph.

  5. Many thanks guys for all your kind comments on my photo… And many thanks to Kirsten for painting her fabulous version! I am genuinely touched by the interest you have shown. I have not posted any new photos to the Panoramio website for several years now, but you have all given me encouragement to put some of my more recent efforts on-line as soon as I get some time….

  6. i like the fact that its not exactly the same as the photograph! Love those tree branches and all the different brushstrokes give the painting so much texture. Lovely 🙂

  7. oooh, I love it! That black tree is stunning!

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