The thing I miss the most about Denver is definitely the summer thunderstorms. It's nice that the beach is here...but not when "May Gray" and "June Gloom" have turned into "Fogust"... I haven't heard of one for July, but that was cloudy too. Now if it was thunderstorming here I wouldn't have a complaint at all :)
It was nice to take a break from all the beachy scenes I've been painting. Not that I don't enjoy them, but it's nice to stretch out a little. This piece is painted from a photo I took while I was in Amsterdam, the heavy clouds that day made the bits of light shining through very dramatic.