Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Beira-rio / Riverside


Pintei esta aguarela para experimentar um papel que me foi oferecido há alguns anos atrás, e que tinha guardado num dos caóticos armários lá de casa.
O resultado teria sido um sucesso de vendas na esquina das ruas de Sampaio Bruno e Sá da Bandeira em plenos anos 80; Quem é do Porto, sabe do que estou a falar...
I painted this watercolor to try a paper that was offered a few years ago, which I was keeping at home in one of my chaotic cabinets. 
The result would have been a huge sales success at the corner of Sampaio Bruno and Sá da Bandeira streets at the height of the 80's; If you're from Porto, you know what I'm talking... 
Lugar imaginário / Imaginary place 
Papel / Paper: Sennelier Academie 300g/140lb, 32x24cm (12''x9'')

4 comments:

Antonio Sánchez Serrano said...

Me gusta esta acuarela, Paulo. Tiene una excelente composición.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Gracias, Antonio. Un abrazo y buenas inspiraciones :))

Katherine Thomas said...

This is wonderful. I like the color palette that you use so much! And the way your pieces seem to lead the viewer into the scene.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Thank you, Katherine. I struggled a little bit with this one, as it's a size pretty bigger than I'm used to, and I still don't have proper brushes for bigger washes, but for a first experience it wasn't that bad :))