Here is the completed painting, On the Beach, 24 x 30 oil on canvas
You can see the earlier stages of this painting on the 1hundredpaintings blog
I worked from a photograph the children's mother took a number of years ago. Capturing the late afternoon/early evening light was my goal here. Of course being able to recognize the children is the foremost requirement. Nearly twenty years ago I was lucky enough to be able to study color theory (actually color practice, color theory usually falls apart when you start putting paint on the canvas) with an artist who studied with a student of Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, on of the greatest painters at capturing color and light. His work is well worth study.
Below are details from the painting.