JILL MIRZA ‘Outdoor Café - Avignon’ 14 x 18 in  /  35.5 x 45.5 cm    Acrylic on Canvas Board   2010
The strong light gives colour and transparency to the umbrellas. The figures in the  shade merge together as they shelter from the vivid light in the South of France. The  interest of the painting lies in the use of complimentary blue and orange as the main  colour theme, the tonal contrasts and the fact that the eye is led through the picture,  past the figures to the fragments of sunlit buildings and structures beyond.