This painting is all about the turning of the tide, as it churns over one of the few rock formations found on the Gold Coast beaches, down towards Burleigh and Currumbin Beaches. The colours and sounds just yelled surf, water and swimming to me. The way the tide runs in over the rocks making amazing colours under the water from the reflections of the sun are wonderful and quite mesmerizing. You can sit and watch this for hours - I waste way too much time sitting and staring at water, but it seems to ground and calm me and also inspire me; when I come back to my easel there is always something just waiting to jump off the end of the brush and onto the canvas, it is always inspiring and refreshing !
Keywords: oil painting, stgretched canvas, Australian, Queensland, Gold Coast, beaches, skies, tides, green, peaceful