high tide line
30" x 40" oil on canvas
This one is hot off the easel...finished only a couple of hours ago. I loved the composition. Very simple but a lot of color variation and brushstrokes...a lot of which doesn't show up in this photo. Some paintings photograph well and others just lose something in the translation.
This painting was inspired by a trip to Kiawah this spring. Some friends and I were riding bikes on the beach and missed our path off the beach. So we had to turn around and ride back into the wind at high tide. Suffice it to say, pedaling twice as hard, I was almost going backwards. At the point I thought I was about to have a heart attack, I decided to get off the bike and walk for a while. So I got to take in the lovely dunes and beach grass and think about painting while I caught my breath. It was definitely the silver lining to the exhausting bike ride :)