Honestly I think that life is just always better with a beach around and not just any beach. I've lived on the west coast most of my life and have enjoyed many different kinds of beaches and although Cali is amazing I will always prefer a wet Oregon beach to any other.
I think I've done this picture a few times. I made the mistake of starting it before I had the sketches okay'd. Some days it's just hard to sit still and not paint but it was fun doing it a second time.