I started with a 5" X 5" canvas so I could try out different paint colors. This is a layering of about 6 paints and washes.
5" X 7"
I am not an "orange" person per se, so I decided to also try the background in shades of blue. I used 4 different shades and washes on this and a blue metallic wash on top so it is a bit iridescent. Nice, but I liked the orange better, so I carried on to the third and final piece.
12" X 12"
This final piece incorporates the white stones, soft orange shells, buttons, beads, silk, batik, tyvek, lace and on and on. It is a busy piece, but the colors are soft and the iridescent frame with along with the soft shine of the shells makes a nice finished piece.
Detail of the 12" X 12"collage.
One more look at the various mixed media.
Surf's Up! Gotta go shell hunting :)