Cine Odeon

Back to Cinelandia, this time I was interested on the beautiful façade of Cine Odeon and the busy square in front of it.
This is one of the most traditional Rio de Janeiro`s movie theatres and it is great to know that it was completelly restored.

Cine Odeon- sandra nunes - o/c 46X61cm

Posted bySandra Nunes at 4:33 PM 2 comments  

Mahatma Ghandi Square

This composition had been playing inside of me for some time and finally I had all set to put it on the canvas.
Armed with a 90x140 cm canvas , large tubes of paint and my master painting equipment I headed downtown to Mahatma Gandhi square on a Saturday morning.
I´ve chosen this day as there are not all that people milling around as on weekdays.
Working outdoors with that dimensions can be a a bit more complex and there´s a greater need to keep focused for longer periods.

Well, the first surprise was to learn that the square was closed that day (besides being Saturday, it was holiday), but thanks to the security guard on duty, I got permission to start my work and so I had the square all to myself.
Well , I positioned my easel where I had planned. Started with the general lines ...

and then the second surprise ... I forgot the palette!
At that time I couldn´t
even think about going back to get it. The late spring sun had already announced that the day would be really warm and the light was changing very quickly. What to do? I looked around, everything was clean, newly cut grass, flowers sprouting ... I walked around without hope of finding something to substitute my palette ... then I saw
my salvation behind a bush : a large empty cooking oil can!
(ok don´t ask me why this can was there)

my bench studio-sandra nunes

I didn´t think twice, that was the palette I needed and fortunatelly I could give the first strokes of this painting...

Mahatma ghandi first strokes

Mahatma Ghandi Square-oil on linen 90x140cm-Sandra Nunes

Posted bySandra Nunes at 10:39 PM 6 comments  

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