July in Shady Side, Maryland . . .
This painting a departs from the recent “spring time,” atmospheric Swamp-Circle-Road-Sod-Farm-all-wet-with-rain paintings. It is still a landscape of sorts. The intense greens of spring are given over to yellows and patches of mint to grey-green and buff. Summer flowers in abundance, notably the zinnias spilling over the Talavera pottery and the sunflowers coming into bloom. Painterly brush strokes dominate, belying the “indolence of summer.”
“Seasons change and so did I.” Right on Mr. Burton Cummings, right on.