|Dawn Break at Breakers - oil on panel - 8 x 6 inch|
I don't know why, but for some reason yesterday morning I was awake at 4:45 am, and I couldn't get back to sleep. At 6:30 am, I decided to tiptoe out of the apartment with my iPad and get some photos of Breakers at dawn. It wasn't exactly dark; I got there before the sun came up. As I watched it rose slowly, a big fluorescent orangey pink ball on the sea's horizon. In about 10 minutes it began to infuse colour into the muted mauve morning.
While painting this one, I was conscious of wanting to keep the life in the sky, giving life to the virtually empty beach, save for the joggers and early beachcombers.
Breakers is our food stop of choice when we arrived...it will probably be our last breakfast stop before we head home. All along the full length of the windows that face the surf inside there is a bar with about 30 barstools, offering customers a great view for watching the waves and folks on the beach,while dining.