"Purple Beach Umbrella", oil, 6 x 6, $85
Today is Day 21 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge that I signed on to be apart of with Leslie Saeta and over 260 other artists.
My theme is: Connecticut Treasures.
Since the temperature dropped significantly since that beautiful Sunny Sunday (just 2 days ago) I decide to paint the beach hoping to feel those hot rays and wishing it was just a little bit warmer in my studio today.
We maybe the 3rd smallest state in the United States but we sure do have plenty of beaches. From Weed Beach in Darien to Calf Pasture in Norwalk, then onto Sherwood Island in Westport and Penfield in Fairfield, Walnut Beach and Silver Sands in Milford to Hammanaset and the list goes on... but one of my all time favorites is Rocky Neck in East Lyme, CT. There's something about this location that always draws me back. First of all, Rocky Neck is unusual because when you pull into the parking lot you can't see the beach at all. You have to follow a walking path that takes you through a tunnel where the Metro North Railroad goes over and out the other side you step into a whole new world! The late afternoon sun dances across the bluish-green waters, the sand is hot and gritty on your feet and in the distance the rock formations makes a gentle bend outward toward the sea with very lush green foliage growing all around. Even writing about makes me want yearn for a day at the beach.
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