So, here’s the story from the studio today. This painting was not the main feature. The main feature turned out good, but I was hoping for some effects that have just eluded me. This sent me back to the drawing board, or more specifically YouTube where I had seen the technique. After watching three videos I realized I had missed a step completely, and that got me excited so I figured one little 8×8 experiment right now was in order. Of course, now I’m bummed that I didn’t use a larger canvas, but there’s always tomorrow! Really, I expect a big-eyed seal pup to pop out of the water any minute in this one. Way cool.