I knew what I liked about this view before I started. It was the pattern of the trees and the houses leading the eye through, and of course it is such a magical place to paint.
I’m fully engaged with mark making and seeing the overall Abstract patterns in these paintings. In this respect this painting is painted very much like ‘Plein air’ piece, making simple, measured, relevant marks and enjoying the detail sometimes but always seeing how each mark fits into the overall scheme of the painting. I am fully engaged with my own way of seeing and this makes this series of paintings from Spain really important point for me.
View from the Alhambra’ by Angela Corben Acrylic on board 42cm x 61 cm