summertime and the livin is easy…

A cold, rainy day in Maine makes me wish for the warm sunshine and salty sea breezes of late spring and summer. My hopes for warmer, pleasanter weather feel futile with the relentless icy fist of winter knocking on my door… So, to ease winter blues here is a roundup of artworks featuring the vibrant flowers, radiant sunshine, and cool blue waters of spring and summer.

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Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1970

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Claude Monet, Poplars (Spring), 1891

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Peter Doig, Figures in Red Boat, 2005-07

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Andy Warhol, Sunset, 1972

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Jim Hodges, No Betweens, 1996

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Paul Gauguin, Nave nave moe, 1894

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Henri Matisse, La Gerbe, 1953

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Pierre Bonnard, La terrasse de grasse, 1912

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David Hockney, A Bigger Splash, 1967

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Olafur Eliasson, The weather project, 2003, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern

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