Today’s Writing Prompt: Write A Summertime Scene Based On A Painting 

Last Sunday was officially the first day of summer in 2021, when the summer solstice occurred in the Northern Hemisphere. 

Take a moment to be creative and write a summertime scene, real or imagined, based on a painting you admire. 

This writing prompt will help you ponder and deeply appreciate the significance of our Earth’s seasons, especially in the midst of climate change. And how the seasons affect our moods, livelihoods, and understanding of the world and the people in it —especially the summer season. It will also allow you to get creative when envisioning summertime scenes, perhaps in an even more realistic way than you think. 

Inspiration For Today’s Writing Prompt

If it’s possible for you to do so, visit a local museum to see summer paintings, and see what resonates with you, “speaks” to you, or inspires your imagination. 

Just in case, here are a few links with summer paintings you can check out:,, and    

Pictured below is one of my favorite summer scenes in a painting: Étretat: The Beach and the Falaise d’Amont by Claude Monet, currently at the Art Institute of Chicago. 

When I attended Monet’s Truth of Nature exhibit at the Denver Art Museum a while back, I acquired this replica, which is currently on my wall. 

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