I started this painting by painting a gesso board that I had prepared (see post 2/27/2017 (link) with acrylic pink paint. Then I mixed strings of flesh colors using combinations of cad red light, yellow ochre pale, some sap green, transparent red oxide and white and put small patches of color onto the areas that I saw them. Painting on a black or red surface adds an immediate "depth" to a painting and the figures appear dimensional even unfinished.
I think the illusion of dimension is even more apparent here.
Here small pieces of bright sun-lit colors have been added to the sand, water and waves. The clothes are "fluorescent" because of their intensity. The green is caribbean blue and cad yellow light. The orange is cadmium orange and cad yellow light. Little pieces of the original pink can be seen and the pink also gives "warmth" to the painting.
Mom, Wife, Former Pediatrician, One who LOVES color, creativity, paint, and lifelong learning.