Painter and teacher Daniel Stegos, of Wallingford, has the Hammonasset State Park beach nearly to himself Tuesday to paint the jetty at Meigs Point and Long Island Sound beyond. MICHAEL McANDREWS | mmcandrews@courant.com

“My paintings show a detailed moment in time where realistic creatures and nature collide in a colorful life-like scene. I use oil paint in the style of realism with my brush, and with patience and time, I show just a glimpse of life in the wild!” -StegosStudios