Mother's Day at the beach. The process I used for this painting was to study the waves first, make a sketch on paper and then I toned the canvas with Alizarin Crimson first before blocking in. Studying the waves was tough work - relaxing, watching, observing, I almost broke a sweat. Toning the canvas helped set up the morning sky and the sand and complimented the color of the waves. This could easily become a life-long obsession, waves are like snowflakes, no two are alike.