The color cast has been modified to better reflect the feeling of entering the beach on a brilliant summer afternoon. This impacted everything, including the sky, sea, sand and plant growth.
The color of the sand has bee modified to reflect the various planes of the sand and dunes.
Details were added to include the wire fence on the right hand poles, and a slat fence has been added to the far dune.
The lifeguard stand is the primary point of interest located at the upper left hand third point. A secondary point of interest was added at the upper right hand third by moving the life saving tower slightly to the left and adding a ship at the horizon. This reinforces the composition to provide a triangular path to move your eye around the painting, composed of the fence post in the lower right, with its enhanced details, and to two upper third focal points.
I feel like I have better recreated some of my summer memories, as I worked during these winter evenings. Almost like taking a vacation!