Sunday, October 21, 2018

Florianopolis, centre

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 Florianopolis, centre, street
 oil on card, 20 x 17.5 cm





Florianopolis, blue striped building
oil on card, 21 x 24 cm





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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Edinburgh Art Fair 2018

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I`ll have work here at the Society of Scottish Artists stand.




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Friday, October 19, 2018

Ratones, afternoon in October

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Ratones, afternoon in October, oil on card, 19.5 x 24 cm




I shall do some research into Ivon Hitchins, in whose shadow I step.




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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Praia Mole, October

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Praia Mole, October, oil on card, 20 x 23.5 cm




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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Florianopolis

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Rua Herman Blumenau, oil on card, 20 x 16.5 cm









 Rua General Bittencourt, oil on card, 16 x 16.5 cm


These are the first of a run depicting places in central Florianopolis- a busy, often battered locale.




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Friday, October 12, 2018

Praça XV, Florianopolis

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 Praça XV, Florianopolis, from the Cathedral
 oil on card, 15.5 x 14.5 cm





 Praça XV, Florianopolis, oil on card, 21.5 x 17.5 cm





These works continue a series of Floripan paintings done with a view to the Association of Artists of Santa Catarina (ACAP, which I recently joined) Christmas exhibition. The architecture of the town centre is often highly detailed and, though prettily coloured, makes a rather fussy basis for the sort of painting I enjoy.

The city is full of vagrants and rough sleepers who rather seem to take over the city after the shops close. 

These pictures pursue the simple style, somewhat like that used in children`s books, and which seems appropriate to the character of the town.






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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Praça Getúlio Vargas, Florianopolis,

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 Big white building, Praça Getúlio Vargas, oil on card, 19.5 x 17.5 cm






Praça Getúlio Vargas, trees, oil on card, 19 x 17.5 cm





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