|MAKE MY DAY 20x16 oil on canvas panel|
|MID-DAY 9x12 oil on linen panel|
The other, "MID-DAY", also surprised me, but not in such a "pie-and-ice-cream" way. I'm usually not very excited by what I find at mid-day. The sun is directly overhead, colors tend to be a bit bleached-out and shadows don't offer up the same excitement and possibilities for patterns. When I saw this one, it just seemed to say, "Oh, come on, try me!". I enjoyed arranging the elements of the scene into a nice composition, and opening up my thinking to be on the lookout for opportunities to paint, even during the mid-day doldrums.