I worked on this painting (the second photo is just a detailed view) until the wee hours last night and couldn't help but wonder how I ended up back at the beach...it is not what i set out to paint but somewhere along the way things took a turn. Actually I was scanning the paper and came across a fabulous article about senior citizens reenergizing themselves by practicing circus arts (trapeze, high wire, etc...). One of the 71 year old men commented that it was the most fun you could have with your clothes on! I knew that the article needed to be a part of something... so a couple appeared on my beach in their suits ( but not in the water). The stone collectors are alone on the beach arm in arm collecting treasures and watching summer fade away.
My last few paintings have had a little different look about them- a little more layering and a bit less bold. What do you think?