Of the Sea is a direct observational response to nature as well as something more subjective. Painting in plein air is a chance to observe the shifting elements of ocean, sky, and sand. The resulting work is a bid for reckoning with nature’s cyclical patterns, repetition and endless variety through flowing washes and drips. The sea presents a singular expanse that sweeps the mind clean. Painting fast and loose as the light changes is an exhilarating race to a possible object of contemplation.