Last summer my wife and I had the opportunity to travel down the east coast of the United States from Washington D.C. to Alabama. One place we especially loved was Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I actually bought a boogie board and went surfing in the ocean. We ate dinners on the pier. Probably what we enjoyed the most was strolling hand-in-hand along the beach.
I’ve tried to portray that same feeling with this painting. You’ll notice atmospheric perspective. The people closest to us are drawn larger than those further away. Also you’ll see that detail is less apparent the further back the subject is. Notice the lady in the top left corner. You think you see her face, but there actually is none to see.