Textured with Sand, Sparkled by Sunlight
I enjoyed the process of creating this painting, with many layers of built-up textures and lots of transparency. Part of the texture is sand, and with the high gloss gel, creates a glare that is difficult to photograph in my quick outdoor setup. For instance, where you see little pinpoints of white, you are seeing reflected sunlight. But I hope it gives you some idea. I’ve gone back and forth about how much gloss to use in my paintings. I think the individual painting has to dictate that decision.
Sunlight and sand can’t be all bad.