|Daybreak in Paradise|
Inspired by a local photograph (not taken by myself) Daybreak in Paradise measures 71 cm x 71 cm. It is a sanding paining on canvas, with acrylic paint glazes.
My method of sand painting is to coat a bare canvas with glue and cover with an even layer of fine white sand. This is sealed with several layers of acrylic medium, to keep the sand in place, and then over painted with acrylic colour washes, so the sand tecture still shows through. For effect, I have included fine glitter for sparkle over the blue sea and used a gloss finish on this and wet sand areas.