Padova shadows preparatory painting.

This work is a smaller study for Padova shadows.
Heat plays tricks on how we see.

Impressionist painting is not something that just happens. The ideas brew and have to be developed. I had fallen in love with the many forms and shadows of the medieval architecture but needed to focus my ideas. The challenge, to capture the elusive nature of Italy. The sense that we walk in the footsteps that came before us.