When travelling to Normandy, France, my impression was of a sky and ocean with the most beautiful and ever-changing light I had ever seen. The light and colors of the sky seemed to skip along the water. Besides the intense light, the sky was ever-changing. One minute it could be raining and the next minute beautiful clouds would build up along the horizon.This oil painting is of the ocean, sky and beach at Normandy, France, as viewed through a German blockhouse window. Using oil paint, I painted this scene on a 40-inch high x 50-inch wide canvas mounted on a 1.5-inch deep stretcher frame with the sides of the canvas painted. The painting is signed and dated on the back (1995-1996).