"At The Beach" was painted on another beautiful early afternoon looking out towards the Gulf in SW Florida. The warm light was incredible and enhanced by the yellow, orange, and red ground foliage. A path of hot white sand opens up the painting leading the viewer to an unseen beach experience just over the drop off. The cool shadow and back-lit tree are the only major dark attracting a lot of attention and ballancing the work. Of course, I had to record a brilliant "sparkle" as the intense Florida sun reflected on the water in this contre jour' piece.