Sunday, May 10, 2009

Waiting for something / À espera de alguma coisa


Anxiously standing at the front of his house and staring the bottom of the path that gives it access, we might ask what this good man is waiting for... To say the truth, maybe he doesn't wait anything at all, his attention being catched by something for a second while he was just enjoying the pleasant shadow of the vines.
Estacado diante de sua casa e olhando ansiosamente para o fundo do caminho que lhe dá acesso, é caso para perguntar a este bom homem de que estará ele à espera... Na verdade talvez não espere nada e a sua atenção tenha sido captada por qualquer coisa durante um segundo, numa altura em que apenas desfrutava da agradável sombra das vinhas.
Fabriano cold-pressed 5"x 7" - 140lb (12,5x18cm - 300g/m2) paper
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6 comments:

Villager said...

A minha aposta é que ele está á espera do correio...talvez uma desejada carta de longe.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

É bem provável :))
Uma boa semana!

Rafael Carvalho said...

Não desprezando nenhuma, as imagens como esta onde a madeira está presente em bruto, ou mesmo na forma de tabique, são as minhas preferidas.
Cumprimentos.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Tenho visto, quer ao vivo quer em fotografias, alguns exemplares com este tipo de estrutura de madeira em bruto na região de Terras de Bouro, e também nos concelhos circunvizinhos...
Hei-de voltar a este tema.
Um abraço!

glorv1 said...

Well Paulo, there definitely is a story to this painting as there is with all your paintings. I'm not sure what the woman is doing, but she's definitely doing something. I like the way the chickens are loose and probably clucking happily. The gentleman seems ready to go somewhere. He was probably walking down the stairs saying his farewells and stopped at the front and was casually looking around. He heard some laughter and turned to look at this young couple laughing and hugging as they crossed the street on their way to the bakery. Apparently the doggie could hear the laughter because his tail is up which means his perception of things is at work. I think the man is just taking in a bit of life as it passes him by. Very nice painting. I love your work.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Gloria, I couldn't be more perfect if I wanted to write a story about what's happening here. Love your description and yes, it is very likely that his attention was caught by that young couple in their way to the local bakery. I'm so happy that this painting could inspire you for all that story and details. Thank you for sharing :)) Have a wonderful week!