A couple have commissioned me to paint a large waterscape for their new living room and they’d like me to deliver it and put the finishing touches on it, then stay for the rest of the weekend. Oh hardship, they are dear friends who have moved to Rosarita Beach. I must be looking forward to the long weekend that I’m going to be spending by the ocean; in the last week I have completed two ocean paintings. Well, they’re mostly sky – you know me, but they both have the ocean in them and ocean poetry on them. This one is going to be on the cover of my next poetry book, Mixed Weather, which I hope to have out by mid August. Here’s the poem written for it and painted into it:
The days of ocean sailing past
the waters flown to feel less vast
and yet its power remains, for we
relax, when gazing ‘cross the sea.