Sandcastle building is a big deal at Prince Edward Island, Canada. I even saw a park ranger doing a demonstration of how to build one at Cavendish Beach. You need wet sand. The girl in the painting is about to go get some sea water with her bucket!
|Watercolor sketch for "Sandcastle Builders"; I cropped it for the painting and got rid of the beach bag and blue bucket on the right.|
|The transparent underpainting.|
|I started putting down opaque paints.|
|As usual, I developed the figures, along with the umbrella, last.|