Hit one of my favorite places today to paint- Rockaway Beach. Struck up a nice conversation with a couple of cool surfers and got to pet a dog. People like to see an artist painting outdoors, it brings folks together, if only for a few minutes. I'm still getting used to "being on stage" when doing plein air in a public area, but mostly it's fun chatting it up with folks. I've got a paint-out in a few weeks at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, so I'm trying to make good use of this great weather to get my painting chops down. I'll finish this study of the rocks in the studio and will post it if it turns out halfway decent. Cheers!