A Day at the Beach, from 2002 is encaustic on 24×24″ birch panel. The open spaces work with the composition because they are not completely open. Part of the concept here was to use pure pigments. There was just something about the purity of the place and the intensity of that sun that really struck me. The handmade gesso recipe I use accounts for that ethereal atmosphere often found on the Oregon coast. The original painting was sold to a buyer in New York by my Montreal gallery.