|Afternoon Shadows Acrylic and Oil on Canvas cm 60x100|
Here is one of my my new paintings, now available at Beaux Arts Gallery in Siena.
This is a house in the Chianti area, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards.
I think late afternoon, when the sun is lower in the sky, (early morning is not an option for me), is the time of the day when you can find the best painting opportunities. The sunlight striking from the side creates more light and shadow patterns and this helps to convey an illusion of volume and perspective.When painting outdoors though you must keep in mind that the light changes really quickly as you get closer to sunset!