This painting was a fun color study painted outside at Port Hueneme’s stunning beach in front of the sand dunes. My idea was to push the color outside of my comfort zone. Experimenting with color is one of the reasons I love painting. As an artist, we have license to create whatever our minds eye may see! Otherwise, I would have become a photographer. Painting impressionist style has freed me to enjoy painting because I’ve stopped slavishly trying to copy every detail of the subject.