“May you have Fair Winds and a Following Sea” is how the maritime blessing goes. I happened upon this location at the perfect moment and thought “WOW”, that would make a great painting. Occasionally, everything is there including the design elements and my biggest challenge is to paint what I see and not wreck what is right in front of me. As I worked on this oil, I continued to say wow throughout the process, which is rare for me, but in my opinion, the “holy grail” of painting.
I suspect many of you fell in love with the coast, like me, during the summer months when it’s so user friendly. There’s an ease about living in flip flops and shorts, the sunny days and mild nights, the fresh ocean breeze, it’s pure bliss for those of us who love the beach. This painting just feels like summer to me.