This surreal painting celebrates summer, especially at its high point, solstice. I choose a "peppermint" zinnia from my garden as the model for the sun, partly because zinnia is a Sun plant and partly because of its sun form and sunny personality (I always think of zinnias as very cheerful plants). I based the landscape background on the view from a nearby beach, but I made the water more tropical so I could make use of a new pigment. The sky is to me a fully summer sky with clouds slightely pinkened by distance and pale blue heavens. A brisk breeze makes small whitecaps of the waves. A happy picture!
The giclee prints are a bit smaller than the others on the site because there are fewer square ready-made frames (which are way less expensive than custom sizes). The prints are on 100% cotton archival fine art paper, colors are matched to the original by the artist, and they are signed on the back. The original acrylic painting is 24 x 24"/61 x 61cm on a cradled wood panel with a 1.5" profile, ready to hang (no frame is necessary, but you can still frame it if you want in a "floater" frame or any frame with a 1.5" "rabbet").