This was my first commissioned color sketch/portrait through my etsy shop MadAboutHue. Painting these children made me first realize how much I like painting figures at the beach on a sunny day. The cool blues and greens of the ocean contrast beautifully with the warm earth tones of the sandy beach. And the colors of sun-drenched skin and hair present exciting color opportunities as well. After I posted this work as a sample in my etsy shop, I received 2 more requests for paintings of children on the beach almost right away, all thanks to my brave first customer.