When we go to the beach as a family, our goal is to relax and reconnect. A favorite activity is simply walking along the beach, observing and exploring, looking mostly for sharks teeth and any novelties that wash ashore.
A few years ago I spotted a bright orange color in the surf at low tide, just as the tide was starting to creep up. I figured what I saw was probably a washed away beach toy but wanted to see for sure. The orange object was covered by the quickly rising tide a couple of times, but I was able to keep track of it under the waves because of the bright color. Reaching for a third time I finally had this great Lion’s Paw scallop shell in my grip. It was such fun to paint, too, because of its unusual color.
Over the next few weeks I will share paintings of other beachy goodness as I participate in the #naturedoodlewash adventure. Again, thanks to Charlie for hosting the event.
Hope you all have a terrific weekend!