Summer Solstice, 2019
Oil, Graphite, Oil Stick on Canvas
30 x 40 x 1.50 in
Summer Solstice 2019 is an abstract landscape painting. He painted it over the course of the third week of June 2019. His intention was to be inspired by the Solstice and the coming summer. Including this painting, he often gets ideas for his composition from photo edits of his previous paintings. He then uses those edits as the basis for an entirely new painting. He has painted several Solstice and Equinox paintings over the last few seasons, and he keeps going back to this same basic color palette. Deep blues and blacks played off bright pinks and reds.