Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Continuing on from yesterday's post, and one of my visits to the Algarve. This painting, oil on board, 8x6 ins, is of two vendors, husband and wife, selling hats, towels, other textile items, from a stall in Sagres Portugal. The area is called. "Lands end". The reason being that, the inhabitants of the Algarve, before the discovery of America believed the world ended, at the most western tip of the region, hence the name. Tourists are brought here during the holiday season, to look out to the Atlantic Ocean and buy souvenirs. The colours are quite muted, as the couple were in the shade, but I liked the little nuances of light reflected in the fabrics and the highlights coming from the right.