Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Beach Couple

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.

oil on board  12" x 9"

4 comments:

  1. Oops... Maybe not so lucky? Looks like many of us are painting warm themes this brutal winter. Good beginning.

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  2. Thanks Cathyann, it has been a very cold winter here. I was very happy to get away for the week.

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  3. Great painting - they look like they were having a wonderful time in the sun! I am sorry you contracted the dreaded illness, we all try to avoid when traveling cross the border...ew. Not fun. But - when you account for all the sights and sounds of a different world, the experience masks it..right?

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  4. Thanks Pattie, still had a great time and would go back.

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