Sunday, August 23, 2009

Nice views / Belas vistas


I wouldn't mind to be in place of the old lady that, strongly waving her arm, keeps a conversation with neighbors about something unfathomable ... In her place, however, would rather delight myself with the privileged horizons offered by the window, especially under the special light of a sunny afternoon end. Concerning the neighbors, I would hasten the conversation to resume the listening of the river waters - the best music twenty four hours a day.
Não me importava de estar no lugar da velhota que esbraceja energicamente na conversa que mantém com os vizinhos a propósito de algo insondável... No lugar dela, contudo, estaria antes a deleitar-me com os horizontes privilegiados que a sua janela oferece, sobretudo sob a luz especial de um final de tarde soalheiro. Quanto aos vizinhos, apressaria a conversa para retomar a escuta das águas do rio - a melhor música vinte e quatro horas por dia.
Fabriano rough 7"x5" - 140lb (18x12,5cm - 300g/m2) paper
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9 comments:

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Another delightful and magical little painting! Thanks for creating and sharing it with the world!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

I can call it a well-spent Sunday, Melody. Have a wonderful week. Looking forward to see your lovely bunnies with lace when finished :)

Kim Bennett said...

Your words are just as sweet as this painting Paulo. Thanks for sharing.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

It was my pleasure, Kim: Have a wonderful week :)

Rafael Carvalho said...

Com a perda de identidade das nossas aldeias, progresso dizem uns, é cada vez mais difícil encontrar locais puros como o da imagem.
Cumprimentos.

Keith Tilley said...

Wouldn't it be a wonderful place for a painting studio?

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Concordo em absoluto, Rafael. Ainda haverá alguns, mas é cada vez mais difícil encontrá-los: Tenho que confessar que a referência para este trabalho foi uma mistura de vários lugares.

Keith, this would be the ideal place: I wouldbe the happiest of men if could work in such a place. It's quite a dream, maybe not so impossible :)

loriann said...

Wow! i LOVE the grand space you created in this one. How big is it?

Paulo J. Mendes said...

It's as big as the observer's imagination, Loriann. Doesn't exist actually, but was inspired by real horizons that still can be found in some almost forgotten locations in my country :)