(1) My first step in this oil painting was to draw the main conponents of the work on the canvas with pencil. I then did a light wash using oil paint thinned with turpenoid, blocking in my shapes and colors.
(7) This shows the completed work. Sand details have been painted over the underpainting, shadows are darkened and defined, the background is complete. This figure took aproximately 35 hours to paint, the sand around her probably took 20 hours. I take all the time I need to get the results I desire.