Sultry Summer Sketch

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With a burning 93 degree hot sun on hot skin turning red, shelter was a must. Without it this sketch would not exist.

Funny how the swallows don’t mind the heat as they zigzag above the water. Nor do the egrets mind  standing under the blazing furnace on their mounds. Crickets still chirp. Cicadas still buzz. Only I am the wimp.

The summer sun is harsh. I have to limit my outdoor activities as I am sensitive to the heat. It drains me and leaves me with a headache. I affectionately call that baked brains. Risking that, I just could not pass up the opportunity to get out of my air conditioned prison.

Here is the original scene. I took the liberty of changing the sky and reflection in the water to a hot yellow in order to accurately represent the heat of the day.

Sept 6 2015 reference

Enjoy the remainder of summer while it lasts, friends.

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9 responses to “Sultry Summer Sketch

  1. My mom is sensitive to heat too, so I know what you mean about being in a prison. Using color to convey the heat worked very well. 🙂

  2. I’m breaking put in a sweat just looking at the picture…you captured the moment and turned up the burners … whew!

  3. Love the yellows and warmth of the painting. Jane

  4. I am thankful I rarely deal with oppressive summer heat. I love the warm but not overwhelming summer temps in AK. Love how you portrayed the heat through the yellow! Really nicely done!

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