Rainy Morning- Praça XV

Painting en plein air during summer in Rio de Janeiro is always a surprise. Gnerally we have sunny mornings and heavy showers in the afternoon. But we never know...
This special morning when I started this painting it was cloudy, then a bright sun appeared and later a heavy shower came down. I decided to be consistent with my beginning and kept it cloudy. I like rainy days, cools and warms kind of mix and light is difuse. Fortunatelly I had a shelter under a bridge and could finish it in the site.

Posted bySandra Nunes at 2:51 PM  


Michael Chesley Johnson, Artist / Writer said... February 4, 2008 at 1:01 PM  

Beautiful! I love it when the weather changes unexpectedly. Sometimes it can be fun - and sometimes not. You did very well!

Sandra Nunes said... February 4, 2008 at 7:33 PM  

Thanks Michael!

Unknown said... February 5, 2008 at 4:05 PM  

You`ve captured a lovely rainy day scape. Strong structure and disturbed weather, very nice.
I hear they want to change Carnival to a set date. Is this an economic move? Haven`t heard the whole story.

Sandra Nunes said... February 5, 2008 at 5:49 PM  

Thanks John!
Yes, there´s a discussion about this around here. Carnival is an industry and it generates income to all involved. This is the highest touristic season of the year, we have a long summer and some claim that it should be disconnected from Roman Catholic religious calendar. When Carnival happens as this year at the beginning of February it is too close to Christmas festivities, Brazilian and foreign tourists don´t have time and money enough to plan their trips ahead time . Changing Carnival to the end of February is the proposal of the touristic agents, hotel and bars associations, they claim this way we would have longer season…

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