Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Lifeguard Chat

Another small (6" x 6") painting in my series of beach scenes. Th lifeguard station at Lakeside sits on a  concrete dock overlooking Lake Erie. The water can be choppy and the day might be windy and cold or humid and sticky. You never know in Northwest Ohio. Lifeguards are notoriously underpaid, in my opinion. I've never done the job, but it has to be incredibly hard to sit for hours in a sweaty, slippery chair high above the fray and keep your eyes open. The sheer responsibility of it would be more than I could take. What if someone was drowning and I missed it? I was never interested in doing the job, so I have lots of respect for those who do it.

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