Sunday, April 15, 2012

Painting Palmela

Palmela is located across the Setubal Peninsula from Lisbon.  It's a beautiful little village graced by an imposing castle.  The white walls of the village reflect the dazzling sunlight and cast deep, cool shadows over the alleyways.  I like to paint places like this.  If I could accomplish anything I wanted with paintings, I would paint villages like this, and looking at the painting, you would feel the sun on your skin.  You would anticipate the welcome cool of the shadows.  Just from looking at the painting, your feet would know the feel of the smooth-worn paving stones, and your fingertips would feel abraded by the faded paint where it peels from the rough stucco.

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