Courtyard setting at the Alhambra

‘Lindaraja Courtyard’ Alhambra. Granada. Spain

 

Oil on panel 10 x 8 ins

If you get the chance, pay a visit to the Alhambra, a beautiful palace set in the hills in Granada Spain. The Alhambra was a real walled city, built by the Nasrid Kings in the last period of Muslim rule in Spain.

You could spend a lifetime painting scenes of the many entrances and secluded courtyards set within the palace, as well as unending views and sections set within the palace walls.

I was struck by this view of the Lindaraja Courtyard, depicted in the above painting, and this courtyard alone could have made me work for at least a dozen or more paintings.