Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lyon before the rain

Last year after a trip through southern France we spent an afternoon in Lyon. After following a series of watercolors by Yves Pothier from that city the previous winter, I wanted to see the narrow streets with stairs in the old town. Unfortunately, the weather was not very favorable. It was overcast and threatening to rain. Eventually it did. But I cannot complain - this was the only rainy day in a ten-day vacation.
This painting didn't turn out the way I wanted. I overworked the sky, which is the most prominent part if this view, and it all went from there...

2 comments:

Yves said...

Thank you for your comment and thank you for this unexpected publicity stunt. And sorry that Lyon has not shown its best during your visit!

Blaga said...

Thank you for visiting, Yves. I didn't mind much the weather we had in Lyon. I just wish I had presented better the interesting atmospheric conditions and light that we saw that day. Maybe I'll give this view another try some time.