Sunday, June 16, 2013

Stage three of my Uruguay trip: Livramento / Rivera


 Livramento- by the railway tracks, oil on card, 15 x 11 cm

 Livramento- a street, oil on card, 13 x 14.5 cm

 Livramento- outskirts, oil on card, 9.5 x 12.5 cm

 Livramento- a road in the country, oil on card, 13.5 x 15 cm

The city is called Livramento in Brazil and Rivera on the Uruguayan side, which you know you are entering because of various pryamidical markers and a sense that things are more orderly.

There is an interesting old station, which has been turned into an art centre and a fair amount of decent Art Deco and eclectic architecture. The city is pleasantly hilly, and grid planned, and I enjoyed staying there for 3 days. The countryside around is idyllic, and people use horses extensively- real Gaucho territory. The light is beautiful and as ever I find the outskirts of the town to be most interesting.

I think these paintings are probably the best of the trip: they`re lively but not hysterical, with a nice range of textures and colours.


Many thanks to Carina Benitez for her generous hospitality in her beautiful house in Livramento.



  1. cette serie est tres bien.very good group of painting.
    you saw well for my sketches,thanks.