The collapsed sand castle in this beach scene was an afterthought in my painting. Actually, I was on Captiva Island when this photo was taken, a short jaunt from my sunny bungalow. The landscape - ambiance - surrounding me changed heading south, albeit subtly. There's many more secluded estates on Capitva, and the beach more pristine...in the sense of less seashells crunching under foot.
So as a final memory after returning home to Tampa, I wanted to paint a quaint beach scene in its perfect simplicity because, while away, my life had become simple, as simple as painting a series of vignettes - sand castles, if you will - only these won't so easily wash away.
Collapsed Sand Castle
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