Monday, October 19, 2009

Four old men seated in a wall / Quatro velhotes sentados num muro


The autumn is warm between us and slow to manifest itself in its fullness, with all that is good and less good, such as lack of water and the finding that the year's seasons are now more mixed than a week of laundry in the drum of a washing machine. It is likely therefore that the quartet of the image can still have a few more good afternoons for enjoying the view and the company in this same place, without the risk of contracting any of the flu now available in a wide choice as announced on TV...
O Outono está ameno entre nós e tarda a manifestar-se na sua plenitude, com tudo o que isso tem de bom e de menos bom, como a falta de água e a certeza de que as estações do ano estão actualmente mais misturadas do que a roupa de uma semana no tambor de uma máquina de lavar. É provável pois que o quarteto da imagem possa ainda dispor de mais umas boas tardes para desfrutar da vista e da companhia neste mesmo local sem correr o risco de contrair nenhuma das gripes agora disponíveis num vasto cardápio conforme anunciado na TV...
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10 comments:

Sheila said...

I know you've told me before, many of the sceneries are from your memory and imagination...are these men from your imagination too?

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Yes they are, Sheila, but these figures are so tipycal and easy to find in our countryside that it's very easy to memorize their type :))

Sheila said...

Well I attended a drawing glass in which the teacher has been commissioned to paint murals of scientists at Stanford University and a past California Governor. He told the class only very advanced artists can draw from their imagination!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

It is very possible. However I wouldn't put myself in that group because still unable to transfer into paper most of my ideas. Still have a long way to go on practice and observation, and could use some drawing casses too, in order to improve :)

glorv1 said...

Hi Paulo. It's a great painting. I like the man who is acknowledging the doggie. He has a smile on his face and is petting the doggie. Of course the little paws on the man's leg means that the acknowledgement is being returned. I love your paintings because they always tell a story. Have a great week.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

These villages have always a few friendly doggies, sometimes a bit shy, and of course friendly people too :))

Villager said...

Pessoalmente, invejo este extraordinário talento para retratar estas figuras típicas das nossas aldeias tão bem enquadradas no seu ambiente natural. Parabéns é o que posso dizer.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Obrigado, Villager. Não faltará mais do que um par de décadas até que estas figuras passem a ser apenas uma memória... Há que aproveitar o presente.

Luís Bonito said...

Magníficas cores!
Ah!, e as pulgas! Não se vêem mas sentem-se, :-)

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Oh, diabo! Já estou com comichão :)))