Montpon, France, 15" x 11".
Market day in the French town in the South West part of the country. For me the horizontal bands of light and dark across the scene, intercepted by figures and cars makes for a pleasing subject to paint. Initial was started with the sky then as I came into the buildings I added some warmer tones and let that blend in with the sky a bit. The angle of the paper doesn't allow it to travel too far. When the wash was dry I painted the darker areas and shadows, coming darker and denser towards the foreground. The figures were the last stage.