While at the beach, I alternately worked from photos - trying new palettes or ways of applying the paint, or I worked from life. I used a limited palette of complements - yellow and purple for this scene. The colors are muted so I thought the extra notes of bright blue added a fun punch of color.
It was fun to sit on the balcony and just play with paint. And then go for a long walk or eat some fresh gulf shrimp. I really need to live by the coast eventually.