Saturday, November 1, 2008

A curve in the road / Uma curva na estrada

Such a curve in the road had to be inspired in Minho, being the kind of spots that are for me the most pleasant to find in that always green province in the north-western Portugal. Add an elegant 19th century house with its farm and windmill to the bright colors and light that are typical of that region, and the joy will be complete!
Só podia ser inspirada no Minho esta curva de estrada, e corresponde ao tipo de recantos que mais me apraz encontrar nesta verdejante província. À luminosidade e colorido já de si habituais naquelas paragens, junte-se ainda uma elegante casa oitocentista com a sua quinta e catavento, e o júbilo é completo!
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Villager said...

Beautiful composition. I especially like the "solar" and the cobbled street. Not to mention the purple bouganvilea there.
Bom Domingo.

Mineke Reinders said...

This is delightful, as are all your watercolors. A wonderful composition. I am so happy to have discovered your blog.

Rob Carey said...

Very nice- reminds me a little of the hillside I was drawing on the other day, just much warmer climate- boy, I get homesick for warmer weather at times!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Villager, those elements are some of my favourites in a landscape. I can't resist to take a picture everytime I find them together in the "real world"...

Mineke, this is a happy coincidence, as I also found your blog recently, and I am delighted with your work, having become an admirer and regular visitor since.

Rob, I understand your feeling very well: This kind of sunny landscapes always make me cheer up so much, but I believe you may consider yourself an happy person, as you seem to live in the middle of places that look wonderfully scenic, even if climate isn't so generous.

A happy Sunday to all!