I took a picture of a group having a picnic in the San Jose Rose Garden during one of my families "Covid picnics", but as I painted the subjects I just didn't like the back drop of the photo. My friend Shannon suggested a beach scene...and so it was! I loved the big bright umbrella. We all need some time in the sun these days.
This is June. I met her one day after seeing a movie with my 6' 7" friend Charlotte who used to be a cashier at June's local Safeway store. June stopped Charlotte and I on the street to say hi to Charlotte. June had missed Charlotte and they had a lot of catching up to do. She was adorable in her purple rain coat and had to tilt her head to look up at Charlotte. I snuck a photo of her while they chatted.