Memory of a Beach Walk, 2012, Jo-Ann Sanborn
Acrylic on canvas, 48"x60"
Summertime here on the island is a great time to do some larger pieces. Memory of a Beach walk is one of the largest paintings I've done in a while. I wanted you to feel as though it was you walking on the beach, and to think of other beach walks that might have meaning for you.
Maybe you were with someone you love, now departed. Perhaps you told your daughter about the birds and the bees. Perhaps the shells themselves revealed something to you in a special way, as in Anne Linberg's Gift from the Sea.
Walking on the beach is good for us. The sand makes it just a little harder so that we use a little more energy than on the flat, and the sound of the waves sooths us. Can you feel it?