While I love to paint water, I am also drawn to images that capture movement and pull you into a moment in time.  With “Dancing”, I wanted to celebrate the play of reflected sunlight and spinning sea-foam on the surface of the churning water – but I also wanted to celebrate the feeling of the day.  This image is inspired by photos I shot over the side of a ferry I took with my family to explore the Boston Harbor Islands.  The shots were taken at the end of a long day spent enjoying one of our last days of summer before the school year began – and I wanted the painting to reflect that feeling of holding on to the joy of late summer for just a last few fleeting moments…