Friday, March 27, 2015

Antonio Carlos, view


Antonio Carlos, view, oil on card, 17 x 22 cm

This picture is fairly similar to previous pieces.

I've become more and more interested in big scale landscape views: it's partly because I dislike cramped spaces, and like to imagine myself in a much largr spatial context than I really inhabit.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Barra da Lagoa, beach


Barra da Lagoa, beach, oil on card, 16 x 22 cm

A beautiful day for painting. Few tourists and many wind-surfers.

The wider format is good for landscapes: I'll get some cards ready like this for my trip next week,


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Três Riachos, fields


Três Riachos, fields, 18 x 22 cm

Suddenly very hot and heavy: the picture feels heavy too.

  I can't wait to be in Europe and have a different atmosphere, even if it is cold.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Barra da Lagoa, canal


Barra da Lagoa, canal, oil on card, 18 x 22 cm

Frequent weather changes from rain to sun to cloud made painting difficult today.

I'm try to get used to this slightly larger scale.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Landscape, Três Riachos


Landscape, Três Riachos, oil on card, 22 x 18 cm

Painted from the terrace of a fine 1930s church that perches on a hill in Três Riachos.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Woods, Moçambique


Woods, Moçambique, oil on card, 16 x 22 cm


Monday, March 16, 2015

Praia Joaquina in March, 2015


Praia Joaquina in March, 2015, oil on card, 22 x 18 cm

Painted on this, perhaps the most splendid of Floripa's many fantastic beaches.

This picture is fairly similar to previous pictures from here: I am trying to get used to a larger format and when I am changing formats I tend to prefer not to experiment too much with other aspects of a picture.

The larger format allows me to use a more diverse range of brush-strokes. I shall take large pochade supports to Europe in a couple of weeks time.