It's a little difficult to think of summer when it's smack in the middle of winter, but I really want to continue on with my series of the four seasons. In this series, I use classical, ideal proportions for the figures. This is to give them an other-worldly feel, because they are not real people, but representations of ideas.
To work out the proportions ahead of time, I create a detailed drawing which I then use as a reference for the painting. This is after day two of drawing, still much to do. The figure is 16" tall; 8 heads in height.