Boats of Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Historic Paraty is a town of whitewashed homes and churches. Only the bright doors and windows and the terracotta roofs add spots of color. But the boats of Paraty are a different story. They are unabashedly colorful with equally colorful names.

Painting those boats made me wish I had pepto bismol pink and bright baby blue in my palette. No amount of undiluted pigment could capture those colors. That doesn’t mean I didn’t try…



And a quieter one below, perhaps because I didn’t get around to finishing it?

One last one, this one with a row of really bright homes to batch the boats.

More from Paraty, Brazil coming soon.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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11 Responses to Boats of Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  1. Lee Kline says:

    Beautiful boats. And a lesson in how to do boats in watercolor. Thanks.


  2. tropicalsmog says:

    These are beautiful!


  3. Marcia Milner-Brage says:

    So charming! What a revelry of shape and COLOR.


  4. Fabio says:

    Beautiful, Suhita! Thank you!


  5. Wendy Kate says:

    Full of life and colour, fantastic! 🙂


  6. I love your style; loose and fluid, yet still capturing all of the necessary colors and details.


  7. thanks Jason, it’s the fun part of drawing on location: that balance between working fast ( i’ve had a couple of boats leave in the middle of a sketch) and capturing what I want to capture.


  8. Emma says:

    Amazing work! I love how you managed the combination of colors! The details are wonderful! Great work! 🙂


  9. Pingback: Paraty by the Sea | Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook

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