A friend reached out and wanted a piece done like a day at the beach but wanted turtles added to it. The base of it was easy but those turtles scared me! I had never attempted to paint any and I just went at it. Looked at a couple pictures I found on google and practiced on another piece. The piece I practiced on is an old wooden cutting board I sanded down and put gesso on. It came in handy and I had the extra “sand” to use.