Watercolour Painting of street in York looking towards York Minster

"Looking towards the Minster", York, Yorkshire.
Watercolour. Alistair Butt © 2008.

Apart from the superb view looking towards York Minster, what really attracted me to this view was all the interaction of light and therefore also shadow.

The 'direct' sun light on the right hand building and those at the bend in the street, the 'reflected' light on the left hand buildings and the 'bounced' patches of light on the road from the windows above on the right. The people walking up and down the street were catching both reflected and bounced light and broke up what would have been boring patch of tarmac. Although, thinking about it, it could or would make an interesting subject if the road was wet and lots of reflections.

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