"True American Summer", oil on canvas, 24" x 24"
Don't worry dear bloggers, I am not wearing white shoes just yet. However, when painting this piece I can't help but think of lazy summer afternoons on Mobile Bay and the beloved 4th of July at my grandparents' house, and it's only the first week of Spring.
This piece was actually commissioned by grandfather, for his bay house, which is only fitting with the 4th of July scenario and the shades of green (yes, the love of green is a family thing- we might not all love the same shade, but green seems to be the majority's favorite color).
I was little hesitant to paint this one however, because I felt it was a little too typical. However, as my roommate and I nibbled on watermelon slices to give the composition a little more umph, I realized that even a true americana stereotype can have some edge.. and will look perfect over the bay.
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