Sea-ing is Believing
Monterey Bay Colors – Dan Beck – February 2009
On certain days, there is an incredible green glow that comes from the ocean when the sun shines through. In the month of February, the ocean – at least on this particular day – was an incredible shade of blue.
I have taken great liberties with the way I have painted the sand dunes, painted the ocean, painted the structures which butt out from the land on old Ford Ord just west of Hiway 1 – not sure if it is Marina or Seaside – but this is not important.
What is important to me and was at the time of painting this – is the intensity of color – the remarkable show that I have never seen quite the same elsewhere. What are these Fall colors doing in the midst of such a tropical colored ocean show?
I share this today because of the strength with which this piece is painted.