This landscape near Ronda in the south of Spain inspired me to start painting again after a long break raising a family and working. The colours were astonishing and the distant mountains looked so different to the ones at home in Scotland.
I made a start on some sketches and soon had a crowd of children around me chatting away in Spanish. I made the painting when I returned home
It's very much alla prima in method. Basically, I was teaching myself to paint again after many years.