It was a very hazy yesterday when I sat down to work. The quality of the light reflected the humidity left by the recent rain. It wasn’t cloudy, the air was just still, hot and moisture laden.
In trying to capture this atmosphere I grayed the cobalt blue I use for the sky; reduced the value contrast throughout the work and just in general took a more subdued visual approach. It was also important that I keep the work loose and free, not allowing detail to dominate and letting negative painting come to fore as technique.
I titled this work Jittery Joe’s (chairs and Crepe Myrtle). Perhaps, Summer’s Promise or the Approach of Summer might have been better.
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