December Dunes: Gazing at the December Dunes painting, you can almost feel the crisp whip of the wind in the air as the winter months settle over the coast. Rustic brown reeds perch atop vast slopes of white sand dunes while dark tufts of clouds hover over the scene. A glowing sunset of heated orange, yellow and pink colors lights the ocean blue and sets a warm contrast to the cooler and more neutral colors of winter at the beach. The small size of the sunset in the background shows that the typical warmth of the beach is distant from the current season. Rather, rolling dunes envelop the canvas and offer a cool, clean appreciation to the beach in December.