This painting was reworked after more than a year of sitting in the studio. The initial work was done midsummer, and in the greater Seattle area the predominant colors are green and blue. I wanted to explore a more dynamic range of tertiary colors, and see see if I could discover some more atmospheric depth.
Despite the bucolic appearance, Bothell Landing is a bustling park, full of young mothers walking their children, bicyclists and martial artists practicing muy thai kicks. During the last session there was a small group of teenage girls practicing dance moves not far from where we were painting. The park was quite crowded for a Monday, perhaps because of the unusual weather, 85° and very hot.