Saturday, June 15, 2013

Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, the second leg of my Uruguay trip

 Santa Maria, a view from Vanancio Aires, oil on card, 15 x 15 cm

Santa Maria is dilapidated, but then so are most Brazilian towns that I`ve seen. And it isn`t without interest.

It has an old station, where I spent a good part of the day painting, and some good churches, including an, obviously British built, Episcopalian (now some sort of Evangelical Protestant). There are such British churches in many cities towards the border with Uruguay, especially in towns with railways.

 Santa Maria, the railway station, oil on card, 18 x 12.5 cm

 Santa Maria- the goods yard, oil on card, 11 x 16 cm

 Santa Maria, behind the station, oil on card,  12 x 15 cm

The church I have depicted is a rather ambitious Roman Catholic one, however:

 Santa Maria, the Catholic Church, oil on card, 17.5 x 13cm

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