Plein Air Painting in Paraty

Paraty, the Historic City 
Walking around the streets of Paraty is a real challenge, its cobble stoned streets demand attention to each step. Get lost on their colorful corners, sit in a cafe, watch the slow pace of time is worth any sacrifice...
                                           
Sandra Nunes painting in Paraty
Whenever I go out to a plein air painting session, I take some time feeling the local atmosphere, allowing the suroundings to make contact with me, start moving my brushes and paints. The amazing city of Paraty reveals itself beyond its colonial colorful houses.
The post card compositions so many times painted by artists from the past and contemporary as well are a great attraction, but this time what first called my attention was the afternoon light bathing the boats on the river.
Masses of light and color...
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Sandra Nunes painting in Paraty
This is one of the paintings that I intend to develop into a larger one

Sandra Nunes painting in Paraty
As usual, passersby stop for a few minutes to talk... This couple kindly compliments me for the painting and mentions that the painter Djanira da Motta e Silva also go inspiration from this bridge for the work"Flight to Egipt".
I hadn´t heard about this painting and I got curious to know how Djanira, who lived here for a time, interpreted the theme.
here it is:
Flight to Egypt
Djanira da Motta e Silva oil on canvas






                                                                    Paraty Paint Out
Plein Air Painting in Paraty
Friends in the Paraty Paint Out 
                                                         Capturing the last lights of the day
Plein Air Painting in Paraty

Paraty, A travel in Time

Paraty, A travel in Time

Paraty, A travel in Time

Paraty, A travel in Time

Plein Air Painting in Paraty

Paraty, A travel in Time


Sandra Nunes, at Praça da Matriz in Paraty
                                                  Sandra Nunes, at Praça da Matriz in Paraty


End of day in Paraty, last lights...
 I´ll post the finished paintings soon...

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