Chania suburbs, Crete

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Chania, Crete, 15" x 11".

The challenge again of painting with strong sunshine behind you, especially with bright buildings.  My solution here is making the sky darker in tone and introduce some foreground shadows.  I normally paint the sky in first, but this time I did the buildings first - patches of yellow and yellow ochre into damp paper - and came down to the foreground with a warmer wash.  The sky was stage 2 after everything was dry.

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