I love, love watching children, especially at the beach. This little girl happens to be the granddaughter of a new friend who asked me to paint this for her from a photo she had. I loved the finished product (can you say that if you are the artist?). Anyway, I feel blessed that it turned out so well and I loved it so that I made cards from it and send those out with my paintings that are sold. There are a couple of things I like - the little muffin top that is over her diaper, the hat (of course), her pose and the way she is looking out at the ocean. This week I am submitting this to the "Shadow Challenge". Shadows are tricky to paint. The large hat cast a shadow on her upper body in a nice way. I would love to be at the beach with this little beauty.