This is a painting from 2012. I was at one of my favorite beaches - Flagler Beach. I am not kidding when I say this man was out there surf fishing from sun up until almost sun down. His gal came and went, but he persevered. I really can't say whether he caught a bunch of fish. I was more interested in his tenacity. I snapped a few photos of them, and painted this picture from one of them. I sold this a long time ago, and I remember the woman who bought it loved it because she said it looked like her in a bathing suit, with a little tummy bulge, and of course holding the red solo cup. I've changed styles a lot in the past 5 years, but looking back - I still like this painting.
This, along with two complimentary paintings, sold at Boca Grande this past weekend. It was definitely a weekend of ebbs and flows. It's kind of hard to explain, and some things are just better left unsaid anyway. B.G. is a beautiful place though, and I love being there. It was a fun (and hot) show, and I got to hang out with some good chums. Will go back soon.