Here comes the tram!

Continuing my Santa Teresa series, I´m still working on small and large formats . These small canvases or panels come on handy to work en plein air specially in Santa Teresa, climbing its slopes and walking on its narrow, almost non existent sidewalks. (please check the beginning of this series in my official website

I stopped just in front of Curvelo Tram Station and imediatelly its red roof bathed by our winter sun called my attention , so instead of painting the yellow ochre building with its acqua windows, I decided to work quick and simplify a composition with the red roof thatwas almost shining at that time of the day.

Then it was the time of children from the local public schools to leave. It was a great chance to give some movement to my theme. They ran shouting, calling their companions to catch the crowded tram.

So this painting could only be named:

Here comes the tram! Santa Teresa oil on canvas 22x27cm

Posted bySandra Nunes at 12:56 PM  


Michael Chesley Johnson, Artist / Writer said... June 30, 2008 at 4:54 PM  

I love it!

Mark Bridges said... July 1, 2008 at 4:17 PM  

Wow. I love it too. I think I saw on a travel show , this same trolly. Narrow trolly to fit the streets. Nice and loose style. I'm going to have to study these. :)

Sandra Nunes said... July 1, 2008 at 6:08 PM  

Thanks Michael!

Sandra Nunes said... July 1, 2008 at 6:32 PM  

Thanks Mark!
Yes, this is a reminiscence of 19th century animal-powered and later steam-powered tramway.Nowadays it is the last urban tramway operating for passengers(not only touristic) in South America.

Unknown said... July 20, 2008 at 2:14 AM  

I was in Brazil several years ago, but this scene looks surprisingly like a train I saw in Germany. Thanks for the memory. Great painting!

Sandra Nunes said... September 6, 2008 at 9:31 AM  

Thanks Kenny, you are welcome!

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