Being near the ocean just makes me feel good. We go there when we need to relax or talk. It is where we swim, play with the kids and meet with friends. It is also a great place to take photos. Late in the afternoon, the sun setting behind the dunes makes for an amazing light show. Stormy skies add to the drama. The west setting sun, flashes across the top of the waves and the dunes. Sometimes we are treated to the company of wales or a pod of dolphins who will surf in unison. How amazing it is to live so close to the sea. I haven’t been able to paint for a while. Just too busy. Last week I injured my knee and couldn’t walk on the sand for a couple of days. This small painting reminds me of how it feels to be on the beach when I can’t be there.