Warm and Cool

I promised that my next painting wouldn’t have any snow in it!  The references for this painting were pulled from a day in the middle of last summer as I was on my way to the beach. Can’t get much better than that for warm inspiration.

One of the reasons I returned to this image was the contrast between the blazing warm sun in the background, and the cool, subdued colors in the foreground.  I think it gives the composition a dramatic contrast and was very fun to paint.

untitled (overpass) : Oil on board.  18"x24".  2015

untitled (overpass) : Oil on board. 18″x24″. 2015