It is always fun to try some new subject matter. I tend to get in ruts with my painting.....all landscapes, or flowers, flowers, flowers. I am constantly trying to change things up, so it was a pleasure to paint this little guy.
I remember the day I took this reference photo, although it was many years ago. As I was painting, my mind would wander back to this beautiful day on the beach, the crashing waves and the smell of salt in the air.
This little guy took me on a journey, maybe he will do the same for you.