This is a series of four paintings that were painted from photos that I took at Coquina in March of 2020. I had come down to the OBX for a doctor's appointment. My son and I were holed up in our little cottage, and the fear and uncertainty and enormity of the pandemic was just being realized.
I drove down to Coquina, where I love to walk and sit in the beauty of the dunes. I had the place to myself. The day was soft and misty....the sun wasn't quite fully out. The dunes still had on their winter browns and were barely beginning to green. I can't look at those photos without remembering the emotions of the day.
I tried to capture the not-quite-sunny and not-quite-spring feeling of the day.