This painting was started on my second day in San Jose from a photograph taken on a morning walk along the beach. Morning and late afternoon light is so warm and dramatic. The beaches spread for miles with no shortage of subject matter, and offer some exercise to offset the marvelous food and margaritas. Little did I know at this point that the weight I seemed to be quickly packing on would be lost in a flash starting four days later. Yes, I contracted some kind of stomach/intestinal thing that took all of two weeks to calm down. But I am back down to my fighting weight...yay! Silver lining in every cloud. The Cabo area is more like Palm Springs than anywhere else in Mexico, so it's apparently rare to be affected this way while down there. I really enjoyed visiting with friends Gord and Gayle, who went out of their way to show me the sights and experience the beauty of the area.