Summer Dry Grasses © 8" x 6" ~ oil
Gessoed primed canvas panel
Last summer, on our way to Murphys California for a workshop with Kathleen Dunphy, we encountered a lot of country that the grasses were parched by the sun and you'd feel like you were in an oven. Once in awhile you'd find a gentle wind but more often than not there wasn't even a flutter of a breeze.
I used one, of many, of my photos as reference for this painting and it brought back a lot of memories of just how hot and dry it was.