This one was long in the making. My sister and her family took a photo like this about five years ago and wanted me to make a painting out of it. Unfortunately back then the photograph was of such a poor quality that it just wouldn't work. And then they went on a family vacation to Galveston, TX... Finally I had something to work with! See the progression of this painting:
Starting to add some of the background color:
Oops. I got so engrossed in this that I forgot to stop and take another photo before I had so much done!
And here's the final! This was the first time I worked with wet reflections in sand. So fun! I think I need to do another like this.