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An Evening at Crystal Beach, Watercolor Painting

This 6″ x 8″ watercolor painting on paper shows the beautiful evening sky shimmering on the warm waters of Crystal Beach, in Palm Harbor, Florida. Art prints on paper and canvas are available to purchase here.

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Evening Beach Glow
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Oil Portrait Painting – First Time at the Ocean

Vacation in Florida!

Earlier this year, my wife, son and I went down to Palm Harbor, Florida to visit my parents in the same house that my grandmother used to live in. I think our son slept nearly the whole drive there, which was like a dream come true for him! We jokingly said it was the best day of his life.

Seeing the Ocean for the First Time!

During our visit, we went to Honeymoon Island one evening, which was our son’s first time seeing the ocean. He was actually asleep in his car seat as we pulled up, so we carried him in his┬áseat over to the beach, and plopped down while watching the sun slowly go down over the waves. You could smell the sea salt, hear the songs of the seagulls, and feel a light breeze in the air. To these peaceful, natural sounds, our son woke up in his seat and gazed out upon the ocean for the first time. I think he really connected with the nature…he usually cries when he wakes up, but he was as peaceful as could be, as he gently woke up while peering out into the beautiful seascape.

Oil Portrait Painting

After a few minutes passed, we all got up and waded out into the water and took photos. This 11″ x 14″ oil painting on canvas is based off of one of those photos, while my wife was holding him:

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First Time Seeing the Ocean

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Crystal Beach – Palm Harbor, Florida. Original Oil Painting

Crystal Beach Original Oil Painting – 8″ x 10″ on Canvas

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Crystal Beach, Florida Oil Painting – SOLD

Crystal Beach is one of my most favorite beaches in the world. It’s located in Palm Harbor, Florida, a community in Pinellas County, across the bay from Tampa.

Though named Crystal Beach, it’s not so much a beach as it is a large, calm body of water with a long pier that extends out into the water; the perfect place to kick back and take in sunsets.

Here I have witnessed the most beautiful sunsets along its Gulf of Mexico horizon.