Searching for Sand Dollars

Searching for Sand Dollars
12″x16″ oil on canvas

Yay! Blogger finally let me upload another picture!
My internet connection has been so bad lately that it hasn’t been working for the last three days. I can do simple stuff like google searches, but it doesn’t like Blogger, Hotmail, or Facebook.
So, this is a fairly recent picture of my daughter, Rhiannon, playing in the sand at Long Beach in Tofino. I’ve wanted to go to Tofino for years and years, and have always heard how amazing it was. Finally this year, we decided to take a road-trip down the West Coast of B.C. We took the ferry out of Bella Coola, and drove from Port Hardy down to Victoria. It was so beautiful! But when we got to Tofino, the weather was horrible! It was cold, and raining…The supposed miles and miles of beach were obscured by fog and rain. You could hardly seen ten feet in front of you! But it made for some great, moody photos, and the kids had fun anyways, as kids always seem to do.

Beach Baby

Ahhhh…to paint!!!! What a wonderful day I’ve had. For the first Saturday in forever, my husban didn’t work, and I was able to paint in the daytime, before I was exhausted, and for more than an hour. What an incredible experience!! I feel refreshed, inspired and re-energized. It helps that the baby is sleeping almost through the night these days, too. (KNOCK ON WOOD!!)

I am really pleased with this painting. It was from a photo I took a few years ago at Okanagan Lake in Kelowna, where I got to go for a family reunion. It was my son’s first time at a beach, he was 2, and in heaven. A really great memory, and it turned into a really great painting.