Although plein air painting seems to be an appealing way for painters to capture their surroundings, the reality is that when the temperature is more than 100 degrees F for a good part of the day, it's just too hot to paint outdoors.
You can't concentrate on anything at all, and it's not safe. Even in the shade.
So, as I said, I painted inside this week. But rather than painting from a reference photo, I decided to paint a very simple still life with two plums I had on hand.
I used alizarin crimson and cad red light for the plums against a backdrop of complementary violet and yellow.
It said summertime to me. I hope you like it.