It's 100 degrees outside and I'm not going out to paint! I'm letting my Tuscany scene dry a bit and see how it comes out to figure out whether further changes are needed, and in the interim, the heat is making me see red.
I was at a party in a lush, red space this past spring and was struck by the range of feelings evoked by the large red room with its big windows and cosy furniture. It was simultaneously warm, calm, airy, intimate and inviting. This is my beginning of a painting based on what that space looked like.