sábado, fevereiro 04, 2017

Learning Watercolor

Using the tuturial  "watercolor beginers-PartII" from "The spin doctor surgery" (www.the-spin-doctor.co.uk) this was the not so famous result. I hope the tutor will bw kind to give some constructive criticism and guidance.



sexta-feira, fevereiro 24, 2006

Still cold, but signs of Spring are everywhere

Walking around Lisbon we still see naked trees,nice in their silver tones.



But flowers are blooming, still shy, mostly in sheltered sunny spots, but we can see them if we search for beauty.




terça-feira, janeiro 31, 2006

In the Bleak Mid-Winter - No pino do frio Inverno...Still

...And the rime of the carol continues like this:

Snow has fallen,
snow on snow
snow on snow
In the bleak med winter
Long ago...

...and serious snow is like that:




segunda-feira, janeiro 16, 2006

In the Bleak Mid-Winter - No pino do frio Inverno

In the bleak mid winter
Frosty wind made moan
Earth stood hard as iron
Water like a stone…

These are the firs lines of the rime of a carol from Holst (the same that composed the symphonic suite “The planets”) that children sing in Christmas time at the door houses to get some sweets. As in Portugal we sing the “Janeiras”

Two views of the northern world, to go with…

sexta-feira, janeiro 13, 2006

Back to blogging ...again. De volta

Winter has not been so productive as expected in terms of writing and photographing and "Cor e Forma" has been in hibernation. My surprise is that still there are some persistent visitors that keep coming.

To re-start, images of winter: ice in Beira Alta, spotting the grass in a shadowy spot, in a chilly morning in our French garden.



Other different images, of an unbelievable sunny December day, are from Ria Formosa, Algarve.
The symbols of summer are always present as this fish almost floating in the winter, still mild, breeze

domingo, novembro 27, 2005

Cores de Verão em dias frios - Summer colours in cold days

Os dias estão gelados (eu gosto...) e os últimos amarelos do Outono estão a desaparecer deixando os troncos cinzentos, invernais.
Sabe bem lembrar as cores de verão. O amarelo quase ouro do lírio.



Uma qualquer verde trepadeira, que também tem um florinha amarela, modesta comparada com o "glamour" do lírio, que se enrosca às canas, bordões da horta.


O roxo alegre da glicínea, na pérgola sobre o tanque de granito.

sexta-feira, novembro 25, 2005

A Torre Sineira e as folhas Outonais - Bell tower and autumn leaves

Em Celorico da Beira há uma torre de relógio, com o campanário respectivo, lá bem no alto, perto do Castelo.




Numa manhã de sol, com o brilho e a luz que só há mesmo no Outono ou Inverno, as cores da folhagem dum plátano dão o tom quente à manhã fria.