Friday, December 11, 2009

Chapel in a village / Capela numa aldeia


What is picking up that entertained character we see on the left of a picturesque chapel in a far village? Probably that same question is being made by the neighbor in the balcony, but the answer may be hidden forever in any corner of that small square immersed in the calm of the afternoon: The characters of these small paintings do not always bother to give the one who paints them an account of what they are doing ...
O que é que estará entretida a apanhar aquela personagem que vemos à esquerda da pitoresca capela numa aldeia distante? Provavelmente é a pergunta que também fará a vizinha que espreita da varanda, mas quanto à resposta, essa ficará para sempre escondida em qualquer recanto deste largo onde reina a calmaria da tarde: Os personagens destes pequenos quadros nem sempre se dão ao trabalho de dar a quem os pinta uma satisfação do que estão a fazer...
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8 comments:

Rafael Carvalho said...

Excelente aguarela!
Encata-me o tabique da 1ª casa da direita.
Cumprimentos.

Rob Carey said...

Oh, this is great! So many great elements in this one, and so many stories it tells.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Fico contente que tenha gostado, Rafael, nomeadamente deste tabique a "atirar" para o Transmontano.

Happy you liked, Rob. Many elements in a quiet scene.

Bom fim-de-semana!
Happy weekend!

glorv1 said...

Maybe she sees a lttle butterfly and wants to try to catch it. The family pet member wants in on what the lady is doing. The gentleman at the balcony is surely looking at you and wondering what it is you paint. How simple and plain their lives look and yet it's an atmosphere of contentment. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend, great work.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Thanks, Gloria: That's a beautiful story to illustrate this scene. I agree with your words about the atmosphere on it. Have a wonderful weekend, too :))

Fernando Pena said...

Pintoresca escena con mucha luz, me gusta. Saludos

Villager said...

Tenho um fraco por capelas de aldeia. Muito bela composição e luz. Bom Domingo.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Fernando e Villager, muito obrigado / Gracias.
Votos de bom Domingo :)))