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.