I am struggling with oil painting at the moment, I completed some works over the last few weeks, only to scrape them down to the board and start over. I was thinking of just returning to watercolours and putting the oil painting on hold? It's a sort of block, I guess. I will persist for the moment. The painting today is an oil from a few years ago, full of texture and colour. It's a popular strand in south Dublin 4, called Sandymount. Man and his dog on Sandymount strand, 6x8 ins oil on linen board.