Oil on canvas, 30 x 50 cm
‘Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.’ Paul Cezanne
This piece was painted a couple of weeks ago at the Magne annual painting festival in Magne, France. A great festival and a lovely little village – always plenty of potential subject matter around. Every time I have painted at the festival, it has always been very hot and sunny, and normally a few showers later in the day as well. So, this time, instead of painting a piece of the environment, I focussed on the effect of the light and shadows using colour.