I think I'm done with this one. The client picks it up tomorrow, so I'd better be. I'm never quite sure though; I might see one or two small details crying out for attention when I get up in the morning.
The addition of the branches on the left came to me when I was having coffee with my friend Eric today in Carmel by the Sea. The sleeve on my coffee cup had a photograph of a stretch of beach not far from the one depicted in this painting, and it was framed by branches on each side. I've been feeling like the composition lacked balance on the left side, and when I saw the photo I knew I wanted to add a branch or two to even things out.