October 6, 2016

Miniature in the Mail #9: "Breaking Waves"

"Breaking Waves"
5" x 5"
Oil on masonite
Good day! Today's wee painting is a representation of the waves walloping the shore under Huntington Beach Pier. Nicknamed "Surf City, USA"where there are "twoooo giiiirls for ev-ery boooooy"my trip to Huntington Beach a few weeks ago was the first time I'd laid eyes on either the Pacific or real, live surfers, who it'd never occurred to me actually existed outside of Beach Boys songs or old movies. But it was the waves I could have gawked at, transfixed, for hours.

"From that which is forever old
They come, forever young,
The latest, faintest echoes
Of the song the sea has sung."
Louise Townsend Nicholl, 1920

To purchase this painting or for more on my Miniature in the Mail project, surf on over to my website, www.ivanostocco.com.

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