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"saudade sobre una mesa de cafe tinto"**

**"Saudade" a feeling very hard to translate and harder still to paint. It is a feeling that is aroused in the tropics and once left for other climates returns periodically and there simply is nothing one can do about it except let it be and enjoy it as one would a fine vintage wine. Each year i paint several "Saudades" and each time they come out differently. Cesaria Evora expresses the mood perhaps better than I could in my paintings, but we all bring our own baggage wherever we travel so hers obviously is different, yet, there is this ..............?:

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Taken on May 4, 2012