Every now and then I will get the urge to paint a beach scene. It's always interesting painting water, and it's good to have a rest from painting foliage. A one stage there were some palm trees amongst the rocks, but green spikey plants didn't fit in and I liked the idea that this beach could be anywhere.
"On some faraway beach" by Brian Eno, has always been a source of inspiration for me. As has translucent water over white sand.