Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Even in France, a day of sun can be followed by a day of rain. This 9x12 oil on canvas represents the plaza in front of the Opera House in Bordeaux. Wet marble reflects the light and passers-by (well, one) are bundled up against the cold. I've been wanting to try my hand at painting a rainy day painting. I tried to keep it simple again. The colors were limited to burnt sienna, yellow ochre and ultramarine blue, plus white. I like the way this composition works, an "H" in the middle, with balancing variations. It's a "found" composition in that it was there and I took it.