That first glimpse of the ocean!
Remember that feeling of seeing the ocean as a child?
One of my favorite places to visit when I was a kid, was Slapton Sands at Torcross. The car ride would take over an hour, passing through several quaint villages, across stone bridges and through miles of winding tree covered narrow lanes before getting my first glimpse of the beckoning sparkling blue ocean peaking through the curved landscape in the distance.
“It was a magical feeling”.
After visiting one of my favorite places on the California coast where the Eucalyptus trees grow, I decided to incorporate those trees into a fantasy beach scene.
I love the smell of these trees and the sounds they make when the breeze blows through them. Their flaking colorful bark alone provides a good enough reason to paint them.
In this painting, the trees cast contrasting shadows on the sandy trail which opens up to a mystery beach.
Pack the sunscreen …..here comes
‘Eucalyptus Beach Trail’.