I took this photograph ( shown here) in Portugal about 8 years ago but never painted it. I suddenly realised when I found it again that it's a good example of light and shade (more good luck than good judgement). I painted it, not as a painting as it isn't well placed for a picture, but it was a good challenge re light and shade.
Thanks both. The villa was that of a friend who moved over there and was a gorgeous place out in the Portuguese countryside. The weather there is glorious. I'll save this and might use the theme in a painting sometime. I'm still working at full impressionism but I feel I'm getting somewhere.
Indeed, indeed, Repentance oft before, I swore---but was I sober when I swore?
And then and then came Spring, and Rose-in-hand, My thread-bare Penitence apieces tore.