Like Claude Monet, Paul Signac traveled to Holland and painted picturesque motifs there. After executing numerous watercolors in Edam on the Ijsselmeer, he painted this picture in his atelier in Saint-Tropez. Signac’s application of the paint resembles a mosaic. The brushstrokes form concentric circles around the sun, similar to lines of energy. In the grass and clouds the paint is applied in a grid formation.