Here is another painting in my series from France. I am showing how it was developed. The area of "Lot" is the name of the region where the Village of Sarlat is located. This was a merchant selling local delicacies. Next door to his stand is a shop selling bolts of material. I thought it made for an interesting painting showing the typical scenes of the village.
Overhead was a canvas canopy which put him in a shade of yellow ochre. So I laid down a wash of yellow ochre over the areas that where shaded by the canopy. The whites I kept for the bright sunlight that cast light on some of the objects. As you can see, I went on to develop the burnt sienna shades of the wood sign and table. Then I went on to develop other areas in this sequence.