Tuesday, March 13, 2018

My Peruvian Adventure- Tarma, Part One- the town


Tarma, hills seen from the town, oil on card, 165 x 23 cm

 Tarma: carnival, oil on card, 22 x 15.3 cm

There`s a slightly sad atmosphere in this picture but then I think there is in the town, which has a slight provincial lostness about it.

Tarma, Hotel El Dorado, a bed with a chair behind it
 oil on card, 14.5 x 17 cm

Tarma is a small, pleasant town, cradled in high mountains a few hours up from Lima. I very much enjoyed my stay there. My hotel was an old handsome place and very good value. 

My stay there, and my painting, was affected by the feeling that I was coming to the end of my trip and a certain languor accompanied me. I sought, unsuccessfully, to challenge this mood. Perhaps the three places I stayed in in the Andes were too similar, and I would have benefited from another, utterly different environment.


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