I painted this on a sunny day in July on the Oregon coast. Odd thing about the beach, it’s colder that I thought it would be. I grew up in the south where the beach is hot and the water is warm. That’s not the case in the Pacific Northwest, though I did get a nice sunburn to keep me toasty. My friend Quin Sweetman introduced my to Erik Sandgren’s painting group. Thanks Quin for a great experience.