Last year, before Christmas a friend of mine took a picture of the beach, Rockaway Beach, which is basically her front yard. I loved the picture so much I asked for her permission to reference it. I am not a realist by any means and I really do enjoy uneven and colorful brushstrokes. When I was working on this painting time just flew by. Today I finally feel that the painting is complete. I like the way the colors came out. Can you tell it's a sormy day?