As part of the Summer Sunshine Series, I painted a few places in my city that l love. And I thought it would be fun to look at a few of them again this week, but in a different season.
This is from my neighborhood. I painted it in early June when everything was bright green and the sky was so bright with summer light. You can see the first painting here.
I went back and looked at my notes for that painting. It was a sunny afternoon around 3pm when I sat down at my easel. So for this painting, I went out at exactly the same time and parked myself in exactly the same spot.
Honestly, even I’m astounded at the difference in color between the two. I expected the trees to be different, of course, but I didn’t realize how much the light has changed. The shadows have moved, the sky is a deeper blue and there’s just more going on here.
I think painting is going to be really fun this week.
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