Thomas Kinkade loved setting up his easel outdoors and capturing the play of light on water and sand. Often those "plein air" studies became the basis of studio works created in the style of the great Impressionists. In Seaside Umbrellas, Thomas Kinkade captures the beauty and simplicity of a quiet afternoon on the beach, and those lingering moments under the umbrella listening to the ocean sounds of gulls flying and waves breaking.