When my family moved to a new neighborhood in Indiana when I was 12, there was another family who moved in close to our house, and they were from New York. During my teenage years, I became friends with their son who was the same age as me, and every year they would go vacation in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. In my mind, it seemed like such a far off place to me, all the way on the east coast. And I wondered – “why would someone go vacation on a beach in the mid Atlantic?”. I was accustomed to visiting my family on the gulf coast of Florida.
Many years later, I found myself living in the mid Atlantic and going to Rehoboth Beach! I love Delaware beaches, as well as the experience of driving across the Delmarva peninsula to reach them.
This painting is of a sunny day at Rehoboth Beach, full of sun, sand, water and relaxation!