Floating in a Warm Summer Sky, Oil on Canvas, 12x16
This was painted in the studio. I had 3 plein air studies I was looking at for inspiration. The goal was to hone the subject down to its essence. It's easy to get rapped up in all the details; harder to only paint that which best captures the emotional response one has to a particular subject.
I painted two of the studies on calm days. What I was most drawn to was the reflections in the water; an upside-down mirror image of the world, that, as you look closer in to shore, becomes translucent and gives up the secrets of what lies below its surface.