It is chilly today; the weather forecast is threatening snow tonight. Time to look at a summery painting to cheer up. A photo I took years ago became a reference for this studio painting. It must have been a perfect day for the couple who sailed on the Potomac that day. The river never looks this blue; its colors are a range of grays, to put it politely. The sails were really those bright oranges--one of my favorite colors. Orange and blue are complementary colors, so together they vibrate.