Running in the Surf
18" x 24"
Oil on Sandeply Panel
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Our family enjoys getting together at New Brighton Beach on the California coast.
Katie Powers took some wonderful photos of the beach activities. Using one of those as a reference photo, I was able to explore the surf and atmosphere of the day. It suggests the foggy offshore haze typical of the area but still a sunny day on the beach.
It is very tempting to put lots of other focal points in a scene like this. I liked the way this worked with our view point lowered to their level or even a bit below it.