Now, I have added a lot more stuff to the ground in this painting. Bones - trash - tires. I need to use color and value to direct the viewers' interest to the hands and the tiny new plant that Mother Nature is placing into the scorched earth to restore a ruined world.
I spent only one day on the beaches south of Monterey, but found there enough material to start a new series of of paintings based on life in the tide pools. My Atlantic Beaches series was all about dead things on the beach (shells, dead jellyfish, lobster claws). The Pacific Beaches series will be about live things on the beach (anemones, crabs, live jellyfish). I can't wait to get started but will have to work it in between all of my other painting projects.