Costa Rica Paintings

Last year I attended a wedding in Costa Rica of one of my oldest friends to one of my newest friends.  During the trip I routinely dropped my jaw onto a perfect sand beach, and, after a moment collecting my mandible, I would experience a sample of wildlife etch itself into my mind forever.  A few glimpses turned into painting ideas immediately, and these 5 paintings resulted:

A Day in Westport Dunes

Here's a few shots from a recent afternoon painting in the dunes at Westport, MA.  This is my second trip to Westport with the extended Decker family who've spent the last 30+ summers vacationing along the estuary.  In 2014 I made these four.  This year I planned only one painting day, so I had to make it count.  I hiked in and out of the dunes for over an hour before settling on this location, looking south onto Buzzards Bay from one of Westport's dune covered peninsulas. 

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Above gives you an idea of the relative remoteness of the location.

And below is a view of the scene with the painting in progress.  Note the pathway up the dune which serves as the organizing center of the composition.  It's an optimistic piece that shows a narrow sandy lane to the ocean through largely impassable and hostile underbrush.  

And here's the final product leaning against a perfect beach house background.  

See ya next year Westport.

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