After reuniting with friends, it’s time to get painting. I found a nice scene where I could be in the shade. It is directly in Pont de Barret.
I have painted this view before. I am starting with a very small panel – 6″x 9″, so I can work out the greens. I am experimenting with a very restricted palette of colors – 3 yellows, 2 reds and 2 blues. I am mixing all my greens because the greens in France are very muted and I think I will have more success.
I took about about three visits to finish it. I try not to get too detailed or perfectistic about the scene. I don’t want to overwork it and loose my initial impression.