Wednesday, May 23, 2018

BRDE Exhibition- five more framed pictures


Ayacucho, a view across a gully, oil on card, 21.7 x 17.7 cm, framed

;Pacucha, fields, oil on card, 22 x 17.2 cm, framed

Cajabamba: fields west from the town
oil on card, 13.5 x 16 cm, framed

 Street before Carnival, Banos del Inca, Cajamarca
 oil on card, 14 x 16 cm, framed

Cusco- Arcopata, oil on card, 12.5 x 15 cm, framed

The effect of the blue passe-partout along with the dark wood frame. is to make the two pictures above seem a little old-fashioned.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Five more pictures for the BRDE exhibition


 The mountains near Cajabamba, oil on card, 17.2 x 15 cm  FRAMED

 Aguas Mornas, river, oil card, 14.5 x 18.5 cm FRAMED

 Forest, oil on card, 13.5 x 15.5 cm FRAMED

Joaquina, oil on card, 13.5 x 12 cm FRAMED

Guarda do Embaú, with hills in the distance, oil on card, 18 x 22 cm, FRAMED


Five more framed pictures for BRDE


 Cusco: a lane, oil on card, 12.5 x 11 cm FRAMED

 Sao Jose, Houses on the River, oil on card, 16 x 11 cm FRAMED

 Cusco Cathedral, oil on card, 11 x 14 cm FRAMED

 Puno, red car, woman, oil on card, 15 x 16.5 cm FRAMED

Driveway on the way to Cacupe, oil on card, 14 x 12.5 cm FRAMED


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Lagoa- houses on an incline; Urban Sketchers; photography and social meetings


Lagoa- houses on an incline, oil on card, 17.5 x 19.5 cm 

The Urban Sketchers group seems to focus more on taking photos of their work and each other than actually producing work.

 Actually this is an observation one might make about many social gatherings here- that the taking of photos is their real function- the stated objective of a meeting being merely to provide a vehicle for the narcissism that is endemic in Brazilian society and which Brazilians feel no shame about.

The effect of the picture taking is to disrupt any flow that social exchanges might have, and to impose a very limited and specific interpretation on the meeting (happy, positive, glamorous, fun, in which all attendees are comfortable together, etc). This robs any true spontaneity from meetings (though, ironically, the photos are often posed in a pseudo-spontaneous way). The photos are put on social media and our and our recollections of how things truly were is distorted or rendered questionable. 


Friday, May 11, 2018

Cabo Polonio, Uruguay


Cabo Polonio, Uruguay, oil on card, 21.7 x 27.7 cm

Cabo Polonio, Uruguay, beach, oil on card, 18 x 22 cm

I became sick with flu and so my trip to Uruguay wasn't the success it might have been. This is the disadvantage of short trips- they take an equal amount of time to organise but the smallest mishap can mean the entire trip is rendered futile. Also the travel costs became a disproportionate burden for the time spent.

Well, that`s it for trips until my time comes to visit the USA in August. I shall at least try to go to the mountains for a few days.


Friday, April 27, 2018

Five more framed pictures for the BRDE show


 Ayacucho- a view of some lots, oil on card, 18 x 16.5 cm, framed

 Lima, Tabernacle, oil on card, 212 x 17.5 cm, framed  SOLD

 Tijucas, kite flying, oil on card, 16 x 18 cm, framed

 Santo Amaro da Imperatriz, houses under construction
 oil on card, 11 x 13.5 cm, framed

A view of the mountains in March, oil on card, 15.5 x 17 cm, framed

All these had been framed in dark frames, which had the effect of closing in on the pictures and making them rather heavy and old fashioned. 

Ergo, they have been changed.


Monday, April 23, 2018

Five framed pictures for the BRDE exhibition


 Rua Alvaro Ramos, Trindade, Florianopolis- motorcyclist 
oil on card, 12.5 x 14 cm, framed

 Alfredo Wagner, view from a hotel, oil on card, 15 x 16 cm, 2012, Framed

 Cusco- simple houses, oil on card, 15 x 13 cm, 2016, Framed

 São José, looking across  wasteland
 oil on card,13.5 x 11.5 cm, 2013, Framed

Alfredo Wagner, afternoon, houses
 oil on card, 14 x 14.5 cm, 2014, Framed

These frames are all okay, albeit perhaps on the slightly heavy side.