I loved the energy this dog had, tearing around the sand like a race car. That's what the beach brings out in living souls...feelings of goodness and being alive. I noticed after I painted this, that it has a scrape on the board, from a sharp pencil mark. Not too long ago I would have discarded the painting but as I looked at it, I thought, it enhances the beauty of being created by a human. I am moving forward the longer I paint and I am seeing beauty in things that are not perfect and actually preferring them to not be.