When I chose a composition before I sketch, I know I can not illuminating every thing I see. I have a choice of : light the main scene, the main characters or secondary plan ... I have to choose what I want to illuminate.
The light will then show up and lead the eye. It shapes the body, highlights the objects, it reveals the shapes and volumes...
Provence light is a real "composition tool" : We can choose aswell the light or the sketch. ... Drawing during the morning or during the afternoon has a different meaning ... Conversely it is the subject that influences the choice of light ...
|Autumn light in Dieulefit|
|Summer light in Lourmarin|
|Summer morning light in Montélimar|
|Bonnieux autumn sunset in Luberon|
Telling a story through his sketch is to paint and sculpt the subject "with its light ..."