The scene is the beach on the west coast of Bataan in the Philippines. You can tell the time of day is about noon from the shadows and the highlights. The contrasts are purposely strong, and the white hats are the show stealers. This painting is more about the design elements than actually capturing a moment in time, so the figures are more symbolic than spelled out. But any time near the sea is memorable ,and this day was no exception. Sun, surf, and sand….perfect!