Saturday, July 28, 2012

Yachts

Yachts, oil on card, 16 / 18 cm

Someone once told me that the two happiest days in a yacht owners life are the day when he buys a yacht and the day when he sells it.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Heath, near Praia Moçambique

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Heath, near Praia Moçambique, oil on card, 13 / 13 cm  SOLD



An incredible, sun-filled day.



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Friday, July 20, 2012

Hercilio Luz bridge with boats

Hercilio Luz bridge with boats, oil on card, 14 / 13 cm

Painted from the continent.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Egypt, London, Scotland 2013

Egypt: it makes sense to go in late January, so, I'll try to sort that out- It'll be much like the Tunisian trip, a maximum of 4 locations, quite concentrated, twenty days. I can visit London and Scotland too.

I have some reservations about street hassle and general nuisance. In Tunisia it was tolerable- unpleasant but tolerable.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A drive to Itapiranga


Rows of houses, Itupiranga, oil on card, 16 /16 cm  SOLD







The small towns here offer, I think, a very pleasant lifestyle for those with limited ambitions- the climate is sometimes cold, but never really inhospitable. The landscape is truly idyllic. The people are friendly and and their towns are probably quite safe: children play and ride their bikes in the streets, the air is clean, and you don't see the grotesque poverty that dogs much of the rest of Brazil.
 
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I think this set is strong- varied and purposeful. The first is a little conventional perhaps, but not so much so as to be dull. Most of the time one produces work that is mediocre, necessarily so, perhaps- so is important to take satisfaction when one does occasionally get the ball over the net.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A trip to Serrana, Sao Paolo


Serrana, evening, oil on card, 7 / 10 cm

Serrana Pastoral, oil on card, 13.5 / 9.5 cm


Two from Serrana, a lively little town near Riberaõ Preto, where I passed the weekend. The town hasn't yet seen the incursions of shopping malls, condominiums and car culture.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Guarrhulhos, afternoon, June

Guarrhulhos - afternoon, June, oil on card, 13.5 / 12 cm

Another pochade from this dismal airport where so many unfortunate travellers in the South American continent have the misfortune to be stranded for hours and hours, usually without the cathartic consolations that Art brings.