1042 / Working the shadows at Mértola / Alentejo // Portugal

I like experiment on “my drawing”, like here, where I tried to mainly define this corner of Mértola with strong and emphasized shadow shapes. Maybe this Edding line is too strong, but it creates a kind of autonomous form that is appealing to me!

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1014 / Corte Pequena (3 drawings) / Mértola // Portugal

mértola 4 140 08_cort- peq- r_pmértola 4 14010_cort- peq- r_pmértola 4 14009_r_pCorte Pequena is a tiny little village near Mértola, that caught my attention for the humble and organic architecture of its dwellings. They were so simple, based on secular constructive traditions, thought totally adapted to the site and climatic conditions; they couldn’t be more efficient!

1011/ Castro Verde // Portugal

mértola 4 14001_rp Visiting Castro Verde, a lovely little village at the South of Portugal. At right and at the bottom, a pair of quick sketches from two building of the architects Nuno Portas and Camilo Cortesão. Helena Passos, Thanks for the tour!

1010 / Classic Renault 4 at Pomarão / Portugal

r4_pomarao_rpsAt my last visit to Portugal,I was invited to a “drawing workshop”, organized by my friend Rui Cunha.
On the last afternoon of the course, after a couple of days of drawing buildings and landscape, I gazed this (irresistible) lovely orange Renault 4.
A few minutes after starting the sketch, I was surprised by the owner, that receptive to the drawing (later I realized he was also an architect)  gently waited, so I could carry on; and even offered me a beer and a good chat! For this moments, it is worth drawing! Thanks João!

Na minha última visita a Portugal, fui convidado para um “workshop de desenho”, organizado pelo meu amigo Rui Cunha.
Na última tarde da workshop, após alguns dias desenhando edifícios e paisagens, reparei neste fantástico (irresistível) Renault 4 cor-de-laranja!
Pouco depois de começar o desenho, fui surpreeendido com a chegada do proprietário, que sensibilizado com o desenho (mais tarde vim a saber que também era arquitecto), gentilmente esperou para que eu pudesse continuar; ainda me ofereceu uma cerveja e um boa conversa! É por estes momentos que vale a pena desenhar! Obrigado João!

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