Sunday, May 31, 2009

Green, stone, freedom / Verde, pedra, liberdade


One more mountain landscape, my favorite subject by now: I like the marriage between the intensive green of the grasses and the roughness of the stone, and all the endless textures that allow greater freedom ... I can not separate the word "freedom" of these landscapes where the horizons are wide and animals get around loosely. Maybe also because I've been a lot on these places when younger, camping here and there, and have experienced a feeling of freedom I know that will ever feel again. Curious, isn't it? We spend our life working to have "things", and when we look back, some of the happier and free moments in our lives are those when we were far from them or from having them ...
Mais uma paisagem de montanha, actualmente aquilo que mais me agrada pintar: Gosto do casamento entre o verde intenso dos prados e a rudeza da pedra, e toda as incontáveis texturas que permitem uma grande liberdade... Não consigo dissociar a palavra “liberdade” destas paisagens onde os horizontes são desafogados e os animais andam soltos. Talvez também por ter andado muito por lugares destes quando era mais novo, acampando aqui e ali, e ter experimentado uma liberdade que sei que jamais voltarei a sentir. É curioso: Passamos a vida a trabalhar para termos “coisas” e quando olhamos para trás, alguns dos tempos mais livres e felizes das nossas vidas foram aqueles em estávamos longe delas ou longe de as ter...
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8 comments:

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Nice painting. I couldn't agree more about material possessions, they are nothing but the manifestation of discontent.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Instant happiness, I would say :))
Have a great Sunday!

Sandra Nunes said...

Beautiful painting, beautiful title. Congratulations!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Thank you, Sandra, Obrigado.
O meu desejo de uma semana cheia de inspiração para você :)

Rob Carey said...

You are so right. What we really enjoy has very little to do with what we can buy. Nice words and a beautiful picture. I like that little lizard climbing on the rock by the cool water.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Thanks, Rob: I wouldn't mind to be in the place of the lizard and enjoy the sun and freshness of the water in such a scenic paradise: That is a kind of simple happiness that really can't be bought ;)

glorv1 said...

What you say is very true Paulo. Your painting is very soothing. I feel like I'm there with the rushing water. Thanks and happy June.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Thank you too, Gloria, and a happy June. Hope you can enjoy nice wather, fresh water and plenty of inspiration!