Have you heard about the Great Barrier Reef? Evidently, most of it has died. But it's not dead yet and there's still time for us to make things better. For us to be better.
For this painting, I wanted to interrupt my comfortable flat, clean style with a disruptive area of texture. I forced myself out of my comfort zone and it felt good. The textural areas started out as a muddy brown with some ochre, but I wanted to make the contrast more stark. I dried the heavy buildup of paint with a hairdryer and tackled it with some white gesso.