I enjoy painting in this is a beautiful little cove in Califronia. Although there is a lot traffic to get here, once Im there its all about the ocean to me. I love the color of the water and that I can swim there too. This painting I did over two sessions at high tide on the reef near the cottages, I had only and hour before the tide washed over the rock that I was sitting on. I like to get close to my subject to get the whole feeling of being immersed in sea. However, I will say be careful when climbing up slippery rocks to get this view. It helps to check the tides before you venture out.