“Playa Nuestra III”
One day while visiting Puerto Rico, I ventured with two artist friends who live there – to a small, isolated beach and lighthouse on the island’s southeast side. What caught my interest was not the lighthouse but a small, crudely built bench between two palm trees. It was an idyllic spot on a beautiful beach.
At the time, I was seeking out subject matter for a painting for Vicky’s son, Victor, and his wife Janet – for their wedding in June of 2003. I felt the bench looked like a great place for two lovers to sit and gaze out at the ocean. I completed three paintings of the same scene; Victor & Janet own “Playa Nuestra I” which we made giclée prints of and gave as gifts to the guests at their wedding.
This particular version is “Playa Nuestra III”. Click here to see “Playa Nuestra II” which was also part of the Alliance Française show in Denver.
Every time I look at these paintings, I can feel the cool morning air on this shady pathway leading down to a warm, sunny beach. I can hear the Caribbean breezes gently rustling the palm fronds and I can smell the all-so-familiar scent of the ocean.
I guess this feeling is even stronger during winter time in Atlanta !