This is the twelfth painting in the Intimate Spaces Series. Family Day at the Beach reminds me of the many beach scenes by Sargent, Sorolla, and even Mary Cassatt. There is nothing really extraordinary about the scene and that is what I like about it.
If you look closely at the mother in the painting (click to zoom in), you will notice that she is very pregnant. The son will soon have a sibling. Dad is painted with a slight paunch. Not all scenery at the beach is magazine perfect. This is real life.
Again, another detail of the sand in the foreground. This is painted very abstractly. There are many layers but the whole point is that the focus should be on the family and not necessarily anything else in the painting.