I love the bits of think impasto paint. I love the lighting. I love the colors and the blending and the brush strokes. I also think I’m drawn to it because of the subject matter. I love water and the beach and the sky, it’s the landscape I grew up with and the one that tugs at my heart more than any other. The clouds on the bottom image remind me of a painting by Luke J. Tornatsky I previously blogged about. Although it’s the same landscape, the use of different colors and painting techniques evokes a different emotion with each different painting. Some feel calm, some feel energizing, and others feel a little scary. These paintings make me feel small and I like that.