Every day on the coast, the colors of the sand and the sea and the ocean are different, depending upon the color of the sky itself.
On a sunny day, with a blue sky, the ocean gleams blue and the reflection of the rocks on the water adds a deeper element of this blue. On other mornings – mornings that we would call a Grey Day – the colors are more subdued, more neutral, more . . . grey, one could say.
But grey on the coast isn’t a bad thing. There is a coolness to the breeze, sometimes a slight fog, that gives and element of mystery and intrigue to the seascape, and a an early morning on the beach during low tide takes the hiker around and through the rocks that stand sentinel on the coast.
Morning Tide invites the viewer to join into the painting on just such a day. The tide is going out, and the receding water from the last wave has left a reflective sheen on the sand, giving it a sense, in a way, of being a mirror.
And because the morning is cool, and maybe a little grey, t...