What did I find? I found paradise all wrapped up in a sun drenched day! That was back in 2008 when we traveled down the Oregon Coast and stopped to spend a few days in Waldport, a charming village by the sea. We followed a rough country road that led off in the direction of the ocean and came upon the most wonderful scene. Below is the picture I took and even though it can’t be seen due to the bright sun blending sea and sky together the sea is there none the less, and very blue. The photo seems so bland but if you could have been there with me you would have been just as awestruck as I was. A photo, pencil sketch, small watercolor study and great memories all go into the creation of each painting. A while ago I came across all the preliminary work I did in 2008 and memories of that wonderful day came flooding back and I couldn’t wait to paint a larger version of it. I hope you will enjoy my interpretation of that gorgeous day and the scene I found by the edge of the sea in Waldport, Oregon.