This painting is about past summer vacations visiting family in the small farming community of Woodland, California. With daytime temps commonly breaking 100 degrees, many hours were spent poolside playing whatever games my daughters and I would invent. I spent many mornings and evenings traveling to the surrounding fields and farmlands taking photos to get ideas for future paintings such as this. The clouds were not part of the reference photo but I added them to help create the mood of a hot summer evening. This is a recent demonstration from my Wednesday morning pastel class.