Finally. This one took awhile, what with spring and bikes and low attention span and hospitals and casts and useless right hands, little wonder.
This painting is a sort of thank-you gift for a wonderful friend and her family, destined for their family summer house on this beach in South Africa. I hope it suits its new location well, and I hope to be able to see it again in person some day (at the beach house, that is (;
It was great fun to do a beach scene. The departure from mountains and trees was welcome and I learned a lot about the treatment of water and sand. I really hope it gives the same sense of the serenity found in the source material. I also learned that I need to refresh my paint supplies and get better about keeping my supplies tidy. It is hard to coax paint from half-dried tubes with one lame, spastic left hand (or if all else fails, my teeth (not recommended).
It was fun and now on to the next. Shut in as I have been, I am lacking in source material. If any of you has any special picture you think would lend itself well to a painting please send a copy to me. If I decide to paint it I will thank you by sending you the painting (a gift, of course).
Finally, I would like to say thanks to those who sent along well-wishes for a speedy recovery. I am doing great and expect to be out for my first little hikes very shortly!
Best wishes from sunny Edlibach,