Looking back from the water towards a beautiful sunset at Emerald Isle...What could be better?! Wouldn't you like to own one of those beach houses and visit on a whim? I know I would. Since it was mid week, most of the houses were empty, but I'm pretty sure as it gets closer to summer they are occupied all the time. I'm enjoying painting these studies. They seem to flow and I think it's because the memories are fresh in my mind. Ever since I began painting, I notice that I automatically try to memorize scenes that interest me.