"Beach, All to Myself", SOLD, 16x20, Oil on Linen.
There were in fact people at the beach this day. Seven of us painters enjoyed the open air and our choice of fresh-catch by the pool at Margaritaville. It was early November, my first time exploring Jimmy Buffet's new resort, and my new friend Dawn Kinney Martin was visiting for the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival. Her and I went for a second round (of painting that is). We took our little party down to the Pensacola Beach Pier (seen in the distance, below). That was our mid-day painting, #2 of 3 that day. Actually, this canvas returned home as only a boring basic-layout. Debating rather to add a surfer, I am confident now that the surface is lively enough. It maintained a drift-off-feeling, sitting by the shore, observing, and letting it take you away.