I just completed a new original painting and sent it down to the Adam Scott Rote Gallery (ASRG) in Key West.   This piece is very typical of my tropical seascape paintings and reflects the ambiance of the local beaches here in SouthWest Florida where I live.

Last year, Siesta Key was the beach that was chosen by Dr. Beach as the best in the U.S.  This is only about 30 minutes from my home and has been the inspiration for another original painting that was commissioned by long time collectors of my paintings.  I was just out at Santa Maria Island off Bradenton, Fl and saw that there is a major effort underway to pump sand from the Gulf of Mexico up onto the beach to increase it’s width.  I anticipate this will be one of the best beaches in the area soon.  It was already very nice, but now the white sand will be even better than before.

I like to take pictures of these tropical seascapes to use as a basis for my paintings.  The wild cumulus cloud formations from tropical storms are amazing every night at sunset.  The summers sunsets here in Florida have an amazing array of color and cloud formations, so there is never a lack of inspiration.

By the way, I’m currently working on a new Window Painting to add to the Windows to Paradise collection.  This will be in the same style as “A Beautiful Day”.  http://www.mauiarts.com/Gallery%202009/Beautiful%20Day%20P.html

We have just about sold out of the Large version of this Giclee and I need to provide something new for people want something similar.  I REALLY like the way it’s coming together.  I think it will be one of my most popular pieces.  I’ll take some photos during the process and post them at a later date.

Until next time.  David.