I have painted on this spot several times. It is at the entrance to Assateague Island State Park. It is a gorgeous natural environment. The painting possibilities are endless. There is the ocean, dunes, marshes and inlets. I was struck by the dramatic light on the marsh bay grasses that seemed to be lit from within. It was a very windy day and I did a small study of the area and took several pictures. The larger studio painting took on another element from the study. I decided to change the composition completely but utilizing the “color” observation in the smaller study. I have documented some of the steps involved in working in the studio from a smaller sketch and a photograph projected on my computer.