on a clear day in july
Coming up with titles for paintings can be frustrating sometimes. At some point I start to default to generic names like "abstract landscape #4" or "dog with bone" or "a pretty good painting of an apple" . . . sometimes I'm able to resist this urge but sometimes I give in. This painting had me bouncing back and forth between obscure poetic nonsense and bland though descriptive simplification. I opted for the poetic route, though I think it isn't so obscure as to have no connection with the subject matter (there's even a bit of irony in the name: the subject matter is a clear day but the rendering of it would certainly not be described as "clear").