Friday, March 27, 2015

Antonio Carlos, view

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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.


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Barra da Lagoa, beach

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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,


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Três Riachos, fields



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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.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Barra da Lagoa, canal

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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.



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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Landscape, Três Riachos

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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.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Woods, Moçambique

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



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Monday, March 16, 2015

Praia Joaquina in March, 2015

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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.


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