Spring was quite delightful in SF this year. Summer came and it is now the coldest place in the nation. But the second spring is in the air. The California Poppies have been in bloom all summer long. They do not seem to mind the cool weather and fog off the ocean. When the sun comes out or the sky brightens the flower opens up. When the day is very dark or night unfortunately the flower closes.
This is a pastel on black sand paper. The grid of the sand paper is 300. I enjoy working on sand paper because of bright colors. My fingers are not as happy working on sandpaper.