Beachside Diversions: The Story of This Painting

Beachside Diversions original oil painting and licensed print by Steve Henderson

Children are the world’s greatest natural resources, but society does not accord them the honor, and protection, that they deserve. Parents and family, as always, are their best and first teachers and protectors. Beachside Diversions, original oil painting by Steve Henderson; licensed open edition print at Great Big Canvas and Framed Canvas Art.

The story of the painting, Beachside Diversions by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve.

There is a sense of nostalgia in Beachside Diversions, as an adult and a child interact, while each continues to reside in her own world, on the seashore.

The adult, as adults do, is caring for the child, adjusting the hat so that it is not blown away by the coastal breeze. She is calm, practical, gentle. Even that she stands between the child and the ocean is a physical expression of how adults — parents, grandparents, siblings, uncles and aunts and cousins (notice that these are all family relationships, because family is the first and best protecting force for vulnerable children) — are charged to care for children.

The child, as children do, puts up with, so to speak, what she considers the adult’s fussing. Looking off in the distance, the child is in a dream world that makes up her reality, because children have an intrinsic ability to fuse the two. It is as they grow older, trained in the adult world of reality, that they drop the world of dreams.

Is it possible to recapture the sense of wonder and awe that children possess?

The Misfit Christian book by Carolyn Henderson at

Christianity, art, writing, living sustainably — since they’re all a part of our lives, they’re all subjects of books, or DVDs, that we — Steve and Carolyn Henderson — write or produce.

Yes, it is, but it takes a desire to do so, and the ability to watch, and learn from, children.

Money, precious gems, gold, oil — these are not the world’s greatest resources. Children are the world’s greatest resources, and more than any resource need to be treasured, protected, and valued, but most of the people in the world don’t realize this. If there are children anywhere in your life, make them a priority in your life.

Read the rest at Start Your Week with Steve.

Beachside Diversions, the  Original Oil Painting by Steve Henderson, is available for purchase through the website. The 30 x 36 painting is gallery wrapped, which means that it is ready to hang immediately upon your wall. Beachside Diversions is also available as a  Licensed Open Edition Print through Framed Canvas Art and Great Big Canvas.

Please contact Carolyn@SteveHendersonFineArt to inquire about any of Steve’s original oil and watercolor paintings or licensed open edition prints.

Shipping of original paintings, purchased through Steve Henderson Fine Art, is free to the U.S. and Canada. All other areas, contact us and we’ll figure out the shipping charges.

Check out Steve’s artwork at Steve Henderson Fine ArtOriginal paintings — licensed open edition prints — Santa and Holiday. Steve’s licensed work is available at Great Big CanvasiCanvasARTAmazon.comLight in the Box, and Framed Canvas Art.

If you are a manufacturer who would like to use Steve’s artwork on your products, please contact his agents, Matt Appelman ( You can see Steve’s Art Licensing page here.

Check out, also, Steve and Carolyn’s products at

The Misfit Christian: Empowering the Believers and Seekers Who Don’t Fit into Contemporary Church (paperback and digital book)

Live Happily on Less: 52 Ways to Renovate Your Life and Lifestyle (paperback and digital book)

Grammar Despair: Quick, simple solutions to problems like, “Do I say Him and Me or He and I?” (paperback and digital book)

Step by Step Watercolor Success (digital DVD workshop designed for beginning to intermediate watercolor students and artists)




About This Woman Writes

Carolyn Henderson is the marketing manager of Steve Henderson Fine Art. She writes about life, art, and the art of life.
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