Sunrise Surf

© 2011 Sylvia Liu
On this cold winter day, I'm warmed by my memory of surfing* on one of the hottest days this past summer in late July with a couple of friends.  Although it was 80-85 at dawn (and went over 100 during the day), the water temperature was unaccountably cold.   Just finished this 12 x 12 in. painting, which (shhh) will be a birthday present for my friend.

*by this I mean, attempting to surf.  I wouldn't call what I actually do surfing, but it's easier than saying spending a fun morning trying to catch waves, being tumbled about by waves, and chatting with friends while we hang out on our surfboards.