Tide Pools, Anna maria Island
8" x 10" oil on panel
When I came out on the beach this morning with my easel and began scoping out what I wanted to paint I was initially drawn to the elongated indigo shadows cast by the sun rise. After walking around a bit, however, I noticed the reflections in the tide pools and knew immediately that I wanted to actually make those slashes of color the focus! I particularly liked how, from this perspective, they naturally lead your eye into the distance. As the tide began to rise and the sun moved higher in the sky, of course, they all evaporated away... but not before I managed to captured them first!