Pastel on Wallis, 12x9
The view of the Gulf of Mexico through the dunes at Cape San Blas provides a perfect state to display the aqua of the Gulf against the white sand of the dunes through the ever-changing tangles of sea oats and beach vegetation. This view holds a special attraction for me because of the fond memories I have of coming here to fish in the surf with my son and father-in-law
As a painting, I find a great challenge to balance the deep shadows of the dune shrubs and grass set against the blazing white of the sand. Beyond the sand and grass, the turquoise of the Gulf presents its own emphasis and statement of presence.