Painting objects on their own doesn’t usually fill me with joy. I would rather have a breathing subject. The light being so strong in Italy, it gave the still life an interest to me. The subject is the light on different textures.
The brightness is in the background. You can feel the heat encroaching. Around 11am.
This was painted around 11am on a blistering day. Below is the photographic evidence. All these images were painted from life.