Paris Street #2, 8 x 10
The rain finally broke this afternoon and it became a stunning day--one of those days when you're just thankful for participating. I painted this piece in class yesterday (from a photo from our recent trip). We were supposed to be outside painting, but with the rain we were stuck inside not painting en plein air in a plein air class. I mentioned the composition techniques Laurel stressed yesterday (there were many), but the one I think I used here is radiating lines. There is also an element of triangles used in the sky, shadows, and sidewalks. And if I had to list a third, the buildings almost give the tunnel effect. Next week's class critique will reveal whether I'm correct or not!