Painting outside is the single mandatory activity for any serious artist. Luckily, in San Diego, it’s pure joy. Especially when the dolphins show up; they are the only reason for me to drop my painting supplies and run down the beach to get a better view. We’ve seen them three times this month already; they run up and down the coastline twice a day so a little observation goes a long way. They are like joy arriving in an adrenaline rush; I love watching them jump over the waves and clear out of the water!