We have spent the last few months at our home in the Northwest. I had promised myself I would paint everyday, something about "best laid plans." What with some construction on the house, visitors and travel with family and friends, I am way behind on my goal. On a trip to Cape Cod with family, I took a photo of my granddaughter Charlotte and her Mom doing cartwheels on the beach. I loved the picture and decided to go out of my comfort zone, and try to paint it (not sure that I even have a comfort zone these days, but I do know figures are not it). Below is the photograph and the finished painting. The process was a huge struggle, I did a small study, began on a 16 x 20 canvas - decided to crop it, etc. I learned a lot doing this. I do love the reflections in the sand, I did learn that I need a lot more work with figures!