Back to the Beach

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We only had a few hours to enjoy the beach on Assateague but it is forever in my thoughts. Joe and I walked what seemed like a long ways. On our way back to the truck we turned off the beach and focused more on the bay side. While we walked I was enchanted with the light of the morning sun rising over the sand dunes. There was so much depth as you caught glimpses of the ocean through the paths. Very beautiful.

I painted this same view, ‘The Path’, and thought it would be fun to go bigger and change the coloring. I think the painting, ‘Morning behind the Sand Dunes’, is fun because as I was inspecting my reference picture, the foreground has so many violet shades. It is amazing how many blue and purple colors are in the landscape when you look closely – or simply just pay attention.