16×20” acrylic and oil on canvas

This is such a sweet memory for me. It is from a hike 5 years ago of my son and his friend from Rome. It was hot the day we hiked, and it was HOT in my studio yesterday when I painted this. I started with a transparent red underpainting in acrylic, and then did a graphic black sketch in acrylic. I decided to leave bits of the red showing through to portray the HEAT. I haven’t yet decided if the paintings is complete. My original plan was to paint over the black lines, but I kind of like them graphic.

Red underpainting with acrylic sketch

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