I wanted to visit my friend, Samuel Ruder, in New Smyrna Beach.
He is a great artist, and taught me a lot about how to make a living as an artist.
We visited a 1 1/2 mile boardwalk where you can walk through a natural dune area.
A lot of these natural areas are being destroyed to make room for resorts.
One reason the dunes are so important, they are a natural habitat for the sea turtle. Samuel’s watercolor painting (above) illustrates the importance of the dunes. Visit his site here to see more of his work: http://samuelruder.com/cart/
We visited the dunes 2 separate times
Each visit, we took our art supplies and made work inspired by the dunes.
We were rewarded for our hard work by a gorgeous sunset!
of course, the dunes are beside a beach which is another separate place for inspiration…maybe next time.