Calvari Steps Pollenca | New Limited Edition Print of Mallorca – Alan Reed
This year I received a commission to paint a client’s home on the island of Mallorca. Susan and I went out for a week to enable me do some sketchbook studies. I also did some paintings of the pretty town of Pollenca. You can read about the sketches in this blog post.
My client is delighted with the watercolour painting of his home. And also of the sketchbook watercolours I did of the Calvari Steps Pollenca. So he commissioned two further watercolour paintings. These were of the famous steps which lead up to Calvary Chapel that has commanding views of the area. The two prints are now completed and available as limited edition prints.
The first painting takes in the lower part of the 365 steps and captures the start of the small artisan shops in the old town of Pollenca. It’s a real joy having the privilege to paint on location like this. Sitting on the Calvari Steps, taking in the atmosphere allows you to paint the studio watercolour with greater insight and integrity. The second painting was taken from further up the steps. And shows the distant hills with incredible views of the island.
I’ve also shown the tall, elegant Cypress trees that frame the steps and provide a welcome shade from the heat. Figures making their way up and down the steps provide scale and life to the composition.