Working on creating new art and photography skills has been my focus for the past couple of weeks. This painting was inspired by some really hot days in August, those days when the sky no longer feels blue and the sun feels like it is melting. I created the painting on a 9x12 inch canvas with acrylic paint and my goal, when photographing it, was to fill the view finder. With the magic of digital photography, I was able to create an image that is reproducible up to size 35x40. Reproductions are available from my website.