"Summer Circle" is a large piece that began on my plein air easel overlooking Long Beach. This can be tricky with a 3’ wide canvas when windy, but it was a relatively calm day. I spent a few hours up there looking down on the beach and water as the sun and tide moved along. Now and then I’ll have people stop by for a look at my progress - the kids are great as they are pretty open with their comments and big smiles.
With the initial image on canvas I returned to the studio for continuing work. In this case I added more figures and worked hard on rendering the water and its changing colors at various depths and reflections of the sky.