I wanted to revisit the place of the earlier A Summer Day painting, and I did. I have to wander further, but I like the stronger use of colors in this one. As always, the camera takes much of the warmth of the painting, making it too blue, and it removes most of the subtlety of color and shading. You also miss the way forms get some reflected color (deliberately added) from neighboring shapes. Green in the sky, rose and yellows glowing from nearby objects. But this gives the gist.
One of my favorite things is the division at the bottom between the reds and oranges in the left and the blues on the right, with the lollipop tree trunk dividing them. I also really like the shadow of the tree in the lower center, and how it plays with the other shapes of the hill behind it. And, of course, the orange fish in the sky. I really wish our skies were filled with schools of fish, as if we lived in a huge fish bowl.
This painting did not begin with lines of something else - this one grew on the page from the trees at the bottom, and the dandelion leaves (which I wanted to re-use from the earlier painting, along with the bee).