This year I visited the beach (Margate, NJ) only twice due to COVID. I take all of my own photographs for painting reference. I wanted to make the best of each visit and I remember on this particular day in late June there were two young women with a group of about 6-8 small kids. I'm assuming it was some type of camp or daycare because it was during the week in the middle of the day. 

Anyway, they were SO much fun to watch. The kids had non-stop energy and those women were keeping them entertained. One of the women went down to the water to refill some buckets for a game and as she was walking back with those buckets,  I saw a painting right then and there. 

I don't know if you are familiar with the Spanish painter, Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923). I am a BIG fan. If you love the light and color of the seaside, his work will blow your socks off!



  • varnished oil painting on linen canvas board
  • 8"x 8" unframed
  • 8.5"x 8.5" framed in a black floater framed ready to hang 
  • signed by the artist with a special 25 Days of Minis 2020 collection sticker on the back
  • makes a great grouping with other small paintings!

Bringing Back the Buckets

  • Paintings ship anywhere in the US.  I use USPS Priority Mail or UPS Express shipping. 6"x 6" and 8"x 8"  framed paintings are packaged in a heavy duty white clam shell box and are wrapped in a clear plastic bag with tissue paper and ribbon.

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a $15 fee for items shipped outside of the US.