Saturday, 20 August 2011

Cadaqués

This afternoon I was thinking about all the incredible artists that have lived, stayed and painted in this area: in particular Cadaqués, which has a very special place in my heart, as it's where my husband comes from and where we first met, some 12 years ago, one a hot summery night. It's where we lived when we first got married....... so many places with such special memories.

How many artists have walked the same streets and seen the same things? According to Google - loadsSalvador Dali  lived there, Picasso spent the summer of 1910 there, Miró, etc, etc.......  Now that I've started working on my art again (it's been 10 years!) , I will be sure to always take my sketchbook and watercolours when we visit the in-laws!
 


Dali's painting of Cadaqués


(above left) my first week in  Cadaqués - I sketched the street I lived in - pencil & ink (1999)
(above right) one of a series of little paintings I did for an art market in the town square - watercolour & ink (2000)
(left) For the Sketchbook Project 2012, I did a sketch of the same view as Dali's famous painting (below). Not much has changed... other than the water bearers - it still has the same magical quality I imagine it had decades ago. 


2 comments:

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Ah Leigh! There is a magic in your part of the world which simply does not exist elsewhere. I enjoyed your post and your art so much. Makes me homesick for Europe. hugs, Donna

Irina said...

I love Cadaques! I think the last time I was there it was about 7 years ago... although I've been very close to it in recent years (Llanc,a). Your sketches are good!