These girls were too wonderful to pass up! I saw them while visiting Tidewater Gallery in Swansboro, NC. The gallery is at the mouth of the river leading into the ocean. An amazing spot! Nearby is the beautiful Emerald Isle where these girls were playing in the surf.
Today's beach fashions are rather less romantic than the dresses seen in the nostalgic paintings of the wonderful Edward Posthast or the incomparable Sorolla. These girls are in our modern, protective fabrics, and, while I could have painted them out in white, I thought the bright pink was fabulous and cheerful... and contemporary. These are the days!
28x22 oil on linen
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