From the moment I step on the beach, I feel peace. I breathe in the smell of the salt air, my bare feet feel the grains of the sand that comfort me, and I hear the sounds of the ocean. There is no other sound that is so amazing than the movement of the ocean over the sand. I relax, I am at the beach!
I wait for the afternoon light -- the warmest light of the day. The ocean’s color changes as the sun changes and that is what I want to capture in my paintings. My models are told to just go and have fun -- of course they will have fun -- afterall we are on a beach!
I keep taking photographs and creating new ideas until the sun sets, and then I revel in the moments of that day and marvel as I watch the sun seep behind the blue ocean.
Now I can’t wait to get back in the studio and start painting all of the beautiful photos that I have just created.
And everyone has great memories of the beach and great photos -- care to share any with me?