This little girl was stomping around the beach in her brand new pink Crocks, with her big sunglasses and pink bow in her hair, when I snapped her photo. The beach in Nantasket is hard gray sand, which is really nice to walk on - or stomp on, as she was doing! I loved her huge strides, her purposeful arm swinging, and her hairdo - all reminded me very much of my own Molly, when she was little. This painting was posted about 18 months ago, but the owner kindly brought it back to me so I could photograph it. I'm thrilled that she feels the same way as I do about this little girl!
I'm getting ready to head to the Cape next week for a week of uninterrupted painting. Part of the deal is that I do a commissioned work for the owners of the cottage - a very generous couple who are collecting work this way. So I will spend a portion of each day laying out plans for that, memorizing color, feeling the breezes, imprinting the sky so I can pick the best time of day to capture their chosen scene.
Where will I be exactly? In Heaven, I think.