Oil on canvas, 9×12. Early last summer, I was out seeking a subject at Pescadero Beach. As I finished an afternoon painting of the colorful ice plant and beach beyond, I watched the sun setting to the west. As it sat low on the horizon, my eye was drawn to the the rim of the cliffs, lit up by the low light. That special light shimmered off the ocean and sand, a sharp effect which set off the fog graying the distant headlands. The rock in shadow became a solid form with the edges lit by the setting sun.