Ilha dos Frades

Salvador de Bahía.

Paintings of Brazil. Pinturas de Brasil. Bahía.

I´m working in many directions at the same time, going back and forth from one subject to another. This one is from the brasilian serie, more in concrete of the Ilha dos Frades ( Island of the friars). It´s an island in Bahía with nature all around, lovely beaches and… a refinery nearby. When we arrived by boat the island looked awesome but if you turned around towards the sea the refinery had lots of presence. Even though it wasn´t in the island we walked to another beach from where we arrived to avoid the strong smell. Fortunately, the walk took us to a much bigger, paradise beach with a small fishing village at the other end. Later on I saw how another boat brought some food and supplies to their people while some children had fun jumping from the pier. I loved the color combinations that my eyes received.

Estoy trabajando en muchas direcciones al mismo tiempo, yendo de un tema a otro a mi antojo. Este es una pintura más de la serie sobre Brasil, en concreto de Ilha dos Frades (o Isla de los frailes). Es una isla en Bahía rodeada de naturaleza con preciosas playas y… una refinería cerca. Cuando llegamos en el barco la isla tenía una pinta impresionante pero si te girabas hacia el mar podías ver que la refinería tenía mucha presencia. Aunque no estaba situada en la misma isla, decidimos caminar en busca de otra playa para evitar los malos olores y demás inconvenientes. El paseo mereció la pena ya que acabamos en una playa paradisiaca mucho mayor con un pueblo pesquero en un extremo. Más tarde vi como llegaba un barco con alimentos y suministros para la población mientras algunos niños disfrutaban saltando desde el muelle. Me encantó las combinaciones de colores que recibían mis ojos.


6 thoughts on “Ilha dos Frades

  1. araraamarela

    Beautiful painting! Frade is my last name. I didn’t know about this place and a curiosity, I’m living now in Brazil. Must see this place, and what a synchronicity Palmira!

    1. Palmira G.Q. Post author

      Thank you, glad you like my painting! Your last name is Frade, what a coincidence! I have lovely memories from that island even though I just spent a day there and just saw a tiny part of it. If you have the chance to go I think you´ll love it too! : )


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