Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A landscape of stones / Uma paisagem de pedras


This work comes from the desire to portray the stones and all the textures that cover them: Those ones that spread down the mountain, like an army of chaotic barbarians willing to tackle over the valley, or the others, the ones dominated as possible and more or less disciplined, overlapping on walls and buildings by people who have achieved the feat of making a life there... Anyway, so much poetic conversation to justify my 1000th desire to paint some rocks!
Este trabalho nasceu do desejo de retratar as pedras e tudo o que de texturável as reveste: Sejam aquelas que se distribuem montanha abaixo, como um exército de caóticos bárbaros querendo acometer sobre os vales, quer as outras, as que foram quanto possível dominadas e mais ou menos disciplinadamente sobrepostas em muros e construções pelas gentes que conseguiram a proeza de por ali fazerem vida... Enfim, tanta conversa poética para justificar a minha milésima vontade de pintar uns calhaus!
Fabriano Artistico rough 7"x 5" - 140lb (18x12,5cm - 300g/m2) paper
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6 comments:

Rob Carey said...

And a fabulous treatment with those rocks, Paulo! I like your non-village scenes too- looks like a wonderful place to hike.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

I know a few places like this, Rob, and can´t think on a better one to hike... Missing them a lot. Maybe I'll make a few more non-village scenes.

Keith Tilley said...

Hello Paulo. It's nice to see somewhere a bit wilder for a change.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

I agree, Keith. Maybe some few more will happen in the future :))

Luís Bonito said...

Uma paisagem linda e muito fresca. Pelas pedras, água e vegetação.
Bela aguarela!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Pintei-a para matar saudades de certos lugares não demasiado longínquos, mas onde desde há uns tempos ando "faltoso"...
Um abraço!