Diane Mannion, On the Rocks, 8x10" oil on linen, plein air.
Another perfect morning painting on Caspersen Beach, Venice! Endless compositions, colors, shapes, and forms in one location... an artist's dream.
These rocks aren't a natural part of the Floridian landscape, probably added along the shore for erosion protection many years ago. But they're an inspiring subject to paint... artists are thankful for the form and structure, how they cast light and shadows, and especially how they look submerged reflecting translucent shades of purple and blue.
Give an artist some rocks, throw in sun, surf, and sand... and they're entranced. Doesn't take much. It's no wonder paint-slingers often haunt these rocks.