There's one in every crowd!I had fun experimenting with this next series of stones. I began with an under painting of three different colors, Cadmium Yellow, Cad Orange and Cad Red.
This first painting had the Cad Yellow toned panel. I began with the background in a warm gray color leaving the stones untouched.
Then I used my fan brush and several different colors of paint diluted with mineral spirits to splatter the sandy textured background.
And on to the stones themselves to finish the painting.
Here's a detail.