Friday, January 23, 2009

The orange tree square / O largo da laranjeira


Fruit trees in public spaces like streets or squares are seldom seen in my country, where trees in general have been best treated in the past and, to speak the truth, I can only remember a single example. This image, of an imaginary place inspired in any of the beautiful riverside towns of high Minho, may give you an idea of how it could result...
Árvores de fruto em espaços públicos como ruas ou praças são coisa rara no meu país, onde as árvores de um modo geral já foram melhor tratadas e, para dizer a verdade, assim que me lembre só conheço um exemplo. Esta imagem, de uma terra imaginária inspirada em qualquer das bonitas vilas ribeirinhas do alto Minho, poderá dar uma ideia de como poderia resultar...
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8 comments:

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Another very fascinating scene. I particularly enjoy the figures. Each suggests a personality by the subtle attention paid to body posture.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

That's something I like to see every time I visit this kind of town: The central area always looks full of people and life, each one a character in his own, and everybody seems familiar to each other.

智恵 said...

Hi from Tokyo,

I think kind of this scene is
typical wonderful country view.
Even in Japan we can see.

Have a nice weekend!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Next time I go to Japan, I would like to see the wonderful countryside I know only from pictures...
Have a nice weekend!

Villager said...

Concordo com o Stephen. As figuras e o lugar complementam-se mutuamente. O resultado é maior do que a soma das partes.
Bom Fim-de Semana! (demorou a chegar).

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Tenho que confessar que por vezes é realmente divertido pintar estas figurinhas.
Um bom fim-de-semana: Demoram a chegar, mas depressa se vão embora :)

joseph's art and stuff said...

I stopped by from Rob Carey's site, he's right you do amazing work! I'll visit often you have a great style!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Thank's Joseph: I must return your words, as I took the chance to visit your work, and I liked it so much. I'll visit you often, too!