Summer at the Beach, Santa Cruz
6"x8" original oil painting
On the weekends my husband and I go to the beach in Santa Cruz. While Craig surfs, I paint, draw, photograph and watch the surfers. We go to the Hook, off 41st Avenue, near Capitola.
In the winter, the surf gets big and powerful, but in the summer the surf is usually small and glassy. The steep cliffs lead down to the beach, where the summer sunbathers hang out. This painting is the view from the cliff, overlooking the beach.