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





In Uruguay, oil on card, 12.5 x 17.5 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 arthitecture. 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.

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

2 comments:

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

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