The big news in the Pacific Northwest is the weather. Temperatures in the 100's are rare and are breaking records here. Only 15 percent of homes in Washington State have air conditioning. Fans and air conditioning units are sold out in the stores, people are flocking to the air conditioned malls, libraries, and restaurants. My family is begging for a trip to the coast where the temperatures are about 20 degrees cooler. Today's little 5x7 inch oil painting was inspired by days of my youth spent fishing off the Washington coast. The familiar red-striped Coast Guard boat and the rugged shoreline remind me of hours of cool, damp ocean spray. Just what we all need. When this painting dries, it will be placed in the Small Impressions Gallery.
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