When I saw the Daily Paintworks challenge for this week (summer vacation challenge), I knew I had to paint it. I absolutely love pictures of dads with their daughters at the beach. It brings back so many memories for me of our girls with their dad, playing near the ocean. I also wanted to paint this to honor all those fantastic, loving, fun dads out there this Father's Day. Happy summer everyone!
The Sand Man is a 1910 tugboat that has been restored and now serves as a floating museum on Olympia's Budd Inlet. It is one of the most recognized attributes of our beautiful city. I used my very talented friend's photo to paint this. Thank you Donna Richard! She has a wonderful knack for catching intense weather patterns.
I painted this as a little reminder to not let life overwhelm me. It's been a busy month and I was getting so caught up in my to do list that I forget to stop and enjoy all the blessings that surround me. I hope this inspires you to let it go for a bit and just enjoy life!