Winter beach

I went birding with my amazing husband today. We went to Monmouth Beach, Long Branch, Deal, and Allenhurst. There were amazing numbers of loons (common and red-throated) and long-tailed ducks. Lots of other great birds including razorbills and a couple of western grebes. Even saw a seal hauled out on the rocks! Today’s painting is from a photo I took while we were out (too windy for plein air painting).  I am amazed at how blue the winter light is. Until I painted this scene today I didn’t realize how much the color of the light changes from season to season.


Beach at Long Branch, NJ