A week and a half ago the weather was fairly hot - 103°F in fact. And my car was in need of repairs. The day, however, had skies generally free of clouds or smoke so in spite of the challenges I went painting. The car was being disagreeable, but I also have a bicycle, and there's a lot to paint within a short distance of home. With a 6" x 8" pochade box, and other painting gear in a couple leather bags, a small tripod, and a day pack with extra water and some "Clif" bars (apricot and carrot cake - yum) I biked out west of town. There I found a shady spot along a bike path that follows the river and made the painting shown above. Here's a photo of my setup that day:
The car's been fixed since then but that day, hot and car-less, I still had a good day!