Midsummer in the south is unbearably hot for most of the day, but fabulous in the early morning hours.
It’s a magical time. Walking in the nearby woods, you can hear crickets and frogs; birds are singing their walkup soliloquies and baby birds are shrieking for breakfast. If you look hard, and are lucky, you might spy the owl watching over everything before his big sleep.
It’s a great time for a walk in the woods with a dog.
This painting began with at least 3 layers of underpaint: pepto-bismol pink, followed by a layering of baby blue and finally a hazy white and gold with a rainbow of highlights, trying to evoke the mysteries of the woods and summer thunderstorms.