The beach is one of my favorite places to be. It doesn't have to be a beach in a warm weather destination or somewhere that is immensely famous or popular. It just has to be a beach with sand, that to me is the essence of beauty. The smell of ocean air hitting your face, such a distinct and recognizable scent, is one I just love. I don't get to the beach nearly enough but when I do I savor each moment. Although there were countless reproductions I could have selected, I naturally chose Homer's Escena de Playa to take home with me. Seven years later I still have it and even got it framed. I have yet to hang it in my new house, but even from its place propped up against the wall on the floor, I'm visually reminded of what a stunning yet simple painting it is.