The first reason is because little sister is reaching for her brother's hand, without even looking to see if he is there to take it. She just trusts that he is there for her. You can tell he is looking her way. She is just a step in front of him, but he is at her side, brotherly instinct to protect her displayed for me to catch with my camera. I fell in love with the shot, and hoped I could do it justice if I painted it.
The second reason is because I wanted to try my hand at painting waves, water and a glistening reflection on the wet sand.
Once again, fingers (hands) are a focal point of my work.