Today was a hard day. I will just leave it at that. This painting title came to me because I have friends that know when to be silent. I appreciate those friends. I sketched this scene from the hotel balcony. I had a device that gave me a good view of the people on the beach. I love drawing relaxed people. It reminded me of those days when the sound of the ocean was all that was necessary to put me into perspective.
Another little painting inspired by my last visit to California. Of course it has fog and sea vessels. I like working from my sketch books and changing up the medium and color scheme. I will use photos on occasion, but I think its easier to capture the feel of a place if you sketch it. I found myself reaching more for my sketchbook than my actual camera during this most recent visit to the Bay area.