I'm at my best when the weather turns extreme. There are many benefits you know :)
1) The biggest, of course, the sky.
How fast things change, super contrasts coming and going. A spectacle.
2) But besides this, hardly anyone walks the beach.
Peace at last! to concentrate fully on nature. Sure!!
Might you not understand: I've talked about the 'pesky' passby-ers before, who all think they're just one of a few each day (..) All allowed, all fine, but all costing you your concentration, which is not fine. It will always be 'a thing'. Some days you'll handle it better than other days. That's just the way it is. A true Occupational Hazard for being a pleinair beach painter. (That's why painting the countryside is way more appealing too.)
- 100 'talks' per painting session in Summer
- 30 in Winter
- in extreme weather, maybe 2 or 0. YAA! That's better. Very true.
SSP03 Seascape Plein air Painting "Stormy Day and Horse Carriage"
PS And I might need to mention, I found the passby-ers in California way more well-behaved than the bulk of those we encounter here in Holland. Maybe most of the average Dutch people are just too blunt or unequipped to appreciate/respect art, the artist or the creative process. And children are most of the times better commenters than average adults are here.
TIPS: Two things you can do, 1) wear really big headphones or 2) take a video camera along. The camera works THE BEST to have more peace working during 'normal days', scares most peeps off.