These two paintings started out as one, 6x8 ins oil on linen on board. I was not keen on the overall composition, so I decided to do a bit of editing. I cut the original 6x8 ins into two halves, each measuring 6x4 ins. The two work better as a pair, I feel, if makes them more interesting. I remember it was very hot, and the paintings show very bright light with the backgrounds almost washed out.. A mom with her boys, chatting to another mom on a quiet beach about 2.30 pm.