Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sonoma Boardwalk


While in California this past March, I stopped by one of the Sonoma Coast State Parks, a beach just north of Petaluma. It reminded me of beaches on the east coast, where dunes had to be crossed before descending a grassy bluff to the shore. Here, an abandoned boardwalk was slowly being consumed by the dunes. Clumps of tall grasses dotted the sandy plain. Ice plant spread over open shadowless areas. Warm sun, cool salty air, the sound of wind in the grass and the rhythmic sigh of waves rushing up the beach.
- Nancy Boudreau

acrylic painting on gessoed mat board, approximately 5" x 7"
signed, dated and comments on the back

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