It is an interesting challenge to visually sum up the essence of a month or time period without any representational images. In this painting you can see what July feels like to me, full of sun and water, periwinkle hydrangeas, marshmallows, ice cubes, bubbles, long days, cool evenings with dazzling night skies and fireflies, with lots of overlapping, but restful activity. My concept for this piece would have been easier to execute in acrylics but I love the colors in pastel, so forged ahead to paint it in a medium that doesn’t embrace overlapping layers quite as congenially. This won an award in a national show.

framed in white

framed in white with AR glass