After visiting the Alhambra, I am walking away with many photos of visual reference of patterns, archways and vistas. I realize my choices of photographs reflect where I am at in life. The doorways represent transitions, the patterns focus on connections that work together, and the vistas are about seeing the big picture, life in context.
Here is my interpretation of a small part of the vista seen from the Alhambra. Following is a photo reference I used to paint from:
Here is a panoramic view of the city:
Here we are enjoying the view!
I could probably fill up a whole book on doodles inspired by patterns found at the Alhambra. Here is just a beginning…
Below is a small example of the amazing plaster work that is the signature work of the Alhambra craftsmen!