A day at the beach

My son and I took a weekday trip to the beach for some playing in the sand and painting. My favorite spot to paint the beach is Cape Canaveral National Seashore. The National beach park is the only beach I know of in Central Florida that is still natural and uncrowded- no condos, no houses, no restaurants, no piers, and no jetties. There are the dunes, beach, and the ocean. And if there's been a big storm-  a great place to find seashells. 

I set up my Open Box M paintbox and easel along with our beach chairs and towels. I dug the easel down to keep it from flying away in the wind. As I set up my paints, I placed the panel for the painting on my beach chair. Just then, a huge wave came up and washed into the chair and over the panel. Luckily, the panel didn't float away. It just got a nice priming of sea water to give it that authenticity of a seascape. 

It was a beautiful, sunny day with a cool breeze near the water and just a few people on the beach, mostly fishing. My painting buddy kept busy looking for shells and running down to the water to chase the waves out. It was a perfect day: painting, the beach, and my son.