This month I decided to work on a larger painting that would also correspond with a WWG prompt, and I was guided by my love of the beach. Since my beach tutorial book was still out from painting the hermit crab, I zeroed in on these shells.
This painting has several layers for the background in order to build up the variations in color. I didn’t follow the instructions totally because I never have the exact colors as specified, and actually I thought it suggested too many colors anyhow. That does nothing but confuse me, so I ended up using only five colors in the painting and mixing my own variations as necessary. Hopefully this painting helps transport your thoughts to a warm, tropical place on this cold February day.