JILL MIRZA ‘Athens Café with Yellow Umbrellas’ 12 x 16 in  /  45.5 x 56 cm    Acrylic on Canvas Board   2016
Viewed from a distance outdoor cafés  present themselves as theatrical sets, with  the customers as players, often in dappled light or the shadows cast by sun umbrellas.  The yellow caste of the light on this café in Athens creates a sense of heat but there are  shaded areas that offer escape from the light. The balance of light and shade drew me  to this image, my eye being drawn into the central space.