Saturday, December 5, 2009

Some days are really wet / Há dias mesmo molhados


Some days are really wet ... And not because it rains tempestuously. She falls, instead, slowly, insistently, until it seems that nothing in the world is dry. Fortunately there are some nice stone cottages like this, small, but for that same reason radiating comfort and warmth. If I were that boy, this would be sufficient excuse to invent a cold in order to subtract myself to a damp day of school. Now that I'm more like a big boy, do not need to invent anything, because the so-called cold arrived yesterday and is still here to last.
Certos dias são realmente muito molhados... E até nem é que chova de forma muito intempestiva. Ela cai, isso sim, devagarinho, insistentemente, até que pareça que nada no mundo está seco. Valha-nos certas casitas de pedra simpáticas como esta, pequenas é certo, mas que por isso mesmo irradiam aconchego e calor. Se estivesse no lugar daquele garoto, era pretexto suficiente para inventar uma constipação com o intuito de me subtrair a um húmido dia de escola. Agora que já sou mais crescidinho, não preciso de inventar nada, porque a dita constipação chegou ontem e por cá continua para durar.
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4 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

I love the rainy day, and the way you somehow captured the mood of that kind of day so perfectly. How did you change the colors from your usual sunny day scenes? I know the colors are different, but I can't figure out how.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Hi, Katherine,
Rainy days can be extremely beautiful, they have a special atmosphere: I started with the sky as usual, with a wash in the lighter gray you can see in the clouds, and painted the mountain, the road and all other wet areas, as the roof or the wall tops, with that same wash. All the rest was then done over that underpainting.

Villager said...

Eu penso que o cãozinho tambem preferia que os miúdos ficassem em casa.
Esta bonita aguarela parece que nunca secou no papel!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Tenho quase a certeza, Villager, de que foi enquanto a pintava que me constipei... A próxima vai ter que ser ensolarada :)))