Sunday, July 9, 2017



12" x 18"
Oil on Canva-Paper

Os Pinheiros is a river in southern coastal Brasil. It might look somewhat like this with lush vegetation. Or rather it should look like this, unfortunately it is a polluted, smelly remnant without attractive peaceful areas anywhere near Sao Paulo.
It means  The Pine Trees although pines are a minority species around Sao Paulo.

Since I am painting in Brasil I am using Canva-Paper made by Canson. This is 136 weight acid-free paper which has a somewhat canvas textured surface.
It actually works better than I expected.
I clip it to the masonite surface when I am working and keep it there until it is dry. [you can see one clip on the right side] I plan to glue any paintings that I like to wood panels later.

I'm using a modified table easel with good brushes and poor inside light, so I use the afternoon light and need to stop painting at about 5:30

With all that I'm enjoying the times that I can find to paint.

The red clay soil is everywhere here and with rocks out of the same. The climate grows shrubbery, trees, weeds and lush plants everywhere that it is allowed to do so

Palette: yellow ochre,  cadmium yellow medium, ultramarine blue and burnt sienna with zinc/titanium white


  1. So thrilled to see you back on here! I'm impressed you were able to figure out the supplies to makes something so beautiful!