30 x 30" acrylics on canvas,
framed in a white shadow box frame
Wired and ready to hang.
Beach Therapy was inspired by two smaller versions of this painting I created in 2013. One version was 6 x 6 in. and the second version 12 x 12 in. . The candid shot of these two ladies was taken when my kids and I spent the day at Rocky Neck Beach, State Park in 2008.
I was fascinated by the gestural moves of the woman on right with one hand holding the suntan lotion and the other hand aiding in the story she was sharing with her friend. I also loved the way the shadow of her body created such a dynamic shape and pattern on the back of her beach chair.
I've had students ask me in the past, "do you ever get bored painting the same scene twice?"
My answer is no... well, not yet I should say. I always find something new to explore or dig deeper into the piece to find something unique and different. Sometimes it's the color or the brushwork, other times it's an adjustment to the composition. Always learning, always growing is my motto.