I live near the ocean. Oregon Coast is famous for being quite rainy. It has been raining more than usual lately it seems like. And when you happen to be on the beach on a beautiful sunny day without your sketchbook, many things inspire you, such as agates, shells, interesting rocks with holes in them, totally different view of a familiar scenery, and you take pictures of them. Not ideal to paint from a photograph I've heard many times. All I wanted to so is to capture the feeling of that place.