I setup across the road from the bakery and painted the view below the hill. Notice the deep shadows from the right hand tree and watch how much it moves in the final photo. I made sure to get this shadow down and did not try to change it as the light changed. I found it interesting, that while painting, I did not even notice the electric pole and wires. Just noticed it when looking at the photos.
I liked the feel of the panel today. Generally, I don't like the feel of gesso on hardboard but I liked it on the linen. And gesso is much easier and cleaner to apply.
Below are a few process shots and the final painting. I'm happy with how this turned out.
|Late Summer Shadows, 8x10, oil on linen panel.|