Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 14" x 18"
This week I worked on this painting that has been stashed in my closet for about a year. Thanks to input from Picard while painting at his studio, I did major reworking and brought this to a point I could call finished. Almost. To quote an unknown artist, "My work is finished only when it is gone from my studio". I agree that as long as the painting is still in view, there may be something to fix or to change on it.
In the summer of 2008 we camped for a few days near Tofino on Vancouver Island. This is the place closest to heaven that I have seen. One lovely, sunny morning when some larger waves were breaking, I wandered the beach and took pictures of a variety of folks enjoying the blissful surroundings in their various chosen ways. Not many of the young ones noticed me snapping pics, so snap away I did. This painting is a combination of a few photos merged into one scene. These young guys riding skimboards were tireless running time and again up and down the beach.