I painted this little oil on location a while ago, in Sandspit. It's just east of Warkworth, New Zealand - my original hometown before I moved to the Bay of Islands. My son, daughter-in-law and three grandkids are moving to New Zealand in a few months. I'm really looking forward to taking the kids to Sandspit to swim, which is where I swam as a kid. It's safe and shallow.
I'm bringing this painting back to the U.S. for a plein air show at the Santa Ysabel Gallery, opening on Saturday, October 12, 2013. The Santa Ysabel Gallery is in San Diego County, California, between Ramona and Julian on highway 78. The town is just a wide spot in the road but the gallery is well known, especially for plein air landscapes. (plein air = painted on location).