Several years ago, my wife and I moved to Indiana. We didn’t know much about the state, so one day we went for a ride. I told her I wanted to go to Lake Michigan. She didn’t want to because it was too far. She was really glad when we got there. It was a little overcast and the temperature was mild. We walked up and down the beach, just enjoying ourselves and forgetting our cares. This is my effort to portray what we were feeling on that day. Because it was overcast, I used muted colors. The water has many shades and values, so I used them. I love painting figures and I like the gesture of this one.