Paris: Another painting from Rue Cler, my favorite street. I always want to imagine that I live in an apartment here, where I can get fresh flowers and a baugette just outside my door. This was actually a grey morning when we visited, but the flowers were still beautiful.
Recently I was telling my students about the how shadows on a cloudy day are different than those in sunlight. Of course, they are much lighter in value, but they are also warmer than the lit areas. So: warm light (sunny day) gives cool shadows, and cool light (cloudy day) gives warm shadows. Look at the dark line under the boxes to see what I mean.