In Westport, MA there are a few great beaches. Some are great to swim in, some to fish in, some to walk, or just take in the view. East Beach is a place where a lot of people just go to feel the sun and the breeze and gaze at the beautiful horizon. One day last Summer when I was painting there, this couple showed up at lunchtime just to sit and talk. The red jeep and young people enjoying the day was just impossible to pass up, and I had to take a picture. I knew this image would make a great painting, and there's an upcoming show about the color red, which I mentioned in my Daily Blog. So.... this was painted fast and furiously, in one fell swoop, and hopefully the energy I felt painting it can be felt by the viewer.
I also used a few new colors that I'm enjoying from a trip in to Cambridge (Pearl Paint)... Carribean Blue (Old Holland) and some of Gamblin's Radiant Colors.